Only handful of beaches have RNLI lifeguard cover during school holidays - the Maritime and Coastguard Agency warns.Read the full story ›
Newquay RNLI lifeboat volunteers were called-out at early on Sunday (18 September) to assist police, Newquay and Padstow coastguard teams, ambulance service and the Coastguard rescue helicopter, after a man fell from cliffs at Whipsiderry.
With high tide approaching, the RNLI crew on the charity's D class inshore lifeboat stood-by in case any of the other emergency teams were cut off by the rising spring tide whilst they worked to treat the man and evacuate him from the shore.
The man in his 20s was airlifted to the Royal Cornwall Hospital by the Coastguard rescue helicopter.
A gold gallantry medal awarded to William Trevelyan Richards, an RNLI coxswain who died during the Penlee Lifeboat Disaster, is missing.Read the full story ›
A woman has been given what's been called a 'comprehensive safety briefing' after she had to be rescued three times by the RNLI in just four days.
The incidents happened in Looe last week. She'd been cut off by the tide and after the third occasion, was taken to the lifeboat station for a talk.
The key message there was they had forgotten the tides. They had no real appreciation of the tides and the fact it was coming up in such a direct location.
I'm just trying to get people to look at the tide table and look at the weather check the weather forecast.
Following the death of a man at Fistral Death in Cornwall over the weekend, the RNLI have issued fresh warnings about swimming in the sea.Read the full story ›
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.