Not your usual RNLI call, but lifeguards have been called to help to assist a stranded dolphin in the Burnham-on-Sea area.Read the full story ›
A group whose boat was swamped by a wave off the Isles of Scilly have been saved, thanks to a pleasure boat being nearby and coming to helpRead the full story ›
Three people and their dog had to be rescued by the RNLI after they became cut off by the tide.
Padstow lifeboat launched shortly before 8pm to help the trio who had asked for help after realising they were surrounded by water at Harlyn.
The inshore Y-boat was sent with two crew members who made two trips to bring the group, and their dog, back to the lifeboat.
They were then transported back to Padstow
They realised they were cut off by the tide and made the right decision by calling the Coastguard. We are glad we could be there to help them.
We would always recommend that people seek advice on the tide times, currents and weather conditions to ensure they can enjoy our coastline safely.
Volunteers have raised £500,000 towards a new lifeboat station for Weston RNLIRead the full story ›
Vandals have struck a RNLI charity shop smashing windows and badly damaging others.
The RNLI shop, and a children's charity shop, on Burnham High Street are both counting the costs of the damage after the vandals struck on Saturday.
Neither shop had anything stolen.
Our RNLI shop volunteers are angry and upset. Repair will eat into a sizeable chunk of our fundraisng.
This is the moment huge sharks swam up to lifeguards off the coast of Cornwall. They're basking sharks and poses no threat to humans.
The fantastic creatures are regular visitors to our waters, but getting this type of footage is still very rare. This shark was filmed near Penwith.
Footage courtesy of the RNLI.
A teenage girl was rescued by lifeguards after falling 15ft into a narrow gully at Trebarwith Strand on the north Cornish coast. The 15 year-old suffered a suspected broken ankle and was complaining of back pain.
The rescue was among several incidents that the RNLI were called out to yesterday.
"It was quite a tricky extraction from such a confined space. All of the lifeguards worked really well together to assess the casualty and safely move her to a more stable spot where the Coastguard team were able to airlift her to Derriford Hospital for treatment."
RNLI lifeguards carried out multiple rescues across the south west as the season got underway at the weekendRead the full story ›
Three local girls and their dog have been rescued by lifeboats in Looe. Both of Looe Lifeboats launched on 5 May.Read the full story ›
The May Bank Holiday weekend sees the return of lifeguard patrols to many of the region's beaches.
The RNLI is urging people heading to the coast to take heed of safety advice and swim in supervised areas between the red and yellow flags.
Here's lifeguard Ollie Shaldon explaining what to do if you get into difficulty: