Newquay RNLI lifeboat volunteers respond to Gannel Estuary call
RNLI crew on the D class lifeboat, which had been brought overland due to the challenging conditions at sea, were able to rescue her from shallow reedbeds with assistance from police and coastguard teams. , ,
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.