Category Archives: Lifeboat / Search & Rescue

Search & Rescue Drone Expert, Gemma Alcock, Named As Lowland Rescue’s New Air Services Director

Lowland rescue, who have been providing Search & Rescue assets in lowland UK for over 25 years, has announced its new Air services Director, Gemma Alcock.   Gemma is a member of Dorset Search & Rescue, as well as founder and CEO of SkyBound Rescuer.   She is well renowned in her field and recognized as an international expert on the subject

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WATCH: Coastguard Rescues Dog Found During Training Exercise

Often during exercises, search and rescue teams can be called into action when they are already operating in an area where someone needs help. On this occasion, the Inverness Coastguard helicopter crew were already out on a training exercise when they came across a dog that had fallen down the side of a mountain that needed some help. The dog,

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Three Sailors Rescued After Leaving Their Ship To Go Drinking In Barry, South Wales

Three sailors on their way back from a night ‘on the tiles’ had to be rescued by lifeboat crews after getting lost whilst trying to return back to their ship in the dead of night. The three had left their vessel, a cargo ship, that was anchored off the Somerset coast in order to get a taste of the nightlife

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WATCH: Tower Lifeboat RNLI Crews Saves Man From Drowning

Dramatic footage has been shared on the @TowerRNLI twitter page of the moment a lifeboat crew member jumped into the River Thames in order to pull a male casualty back to the surface after he slipped beneath the water. In the footage (below) crew members can be seen getting ready to save the casualty by initially throwing him a life-line

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Penlee Lifeboat Picks Up Life Raft Belonging To HMS Mersey After 999 Call Made By Concerned Walker

After spotting a life raft drifting off the coast, a concerned member of the public did the right thing by calling 999 and asking for the coastguard. The life raft in question was a large 24-man inflatable life raft that would normally only ever be deployed if, for example, a large vessel had cause to abandon ship. The Coastguard paged

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RNLI Crews Have Launched 1078 Times During Festive Period In Recent Years

Of those launches 96 took place on Christmas Day taking volunteer RNLI crews away from family celebrations to help save others. This Christmas the (RNLI) will once again be providing a 24/7 rescue service throughout the festive period at the charity’s 238 stations covering the UK and Republic of Ireland. Christmas morning in 2012 saw both Hastings Lifeboats launch in

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Remembering The Crew Of The Solomon Browne Who Perished On This Day 36 Years Ago

on the 19th of December, 1981 the Penlee Lifeboat, Solomon Browne, set out, with eight of Mousehole’s men, to aid a stricken vessel, never to return. Although 36 years have now passed, the tragedy still plays in the minds of many, especially on the anniversary of that ill-fated day. A cargo-carrying coaster, the Union Star, was on her maiden voyage between Holland and Ireland that

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WATCH: Falmouth Lifeboat Spends 7 Hours At Sea In Force 9 Gales After Russian Cargo Ship Runs Aground

Volunteer crews from Falmouth RNLI Station along with Maritime & Coastal Agency personnel have endured 7 hours of tough conditions in force 9 gales after a Russian ship ran aground off the Cornish coast.  The Kuzma Minin grounded off Gyllyngvase Beach in Falmouth at around 0540 hours this morning.  The Maritime and Coastguard Agency declared a major incident and said

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WATCH: This Is Why Father Christmas Should Stick To His Sleigh

Let’s face, not everyone can master the art of alighting from a rigid inflatable boat when trying to carry out an elegant dismount.  Especially not when the said boat is trying to make a beach landing; With the man himself (Father Christmas) being the passenger who is trying to pull off the perfect ‘dismount’.  Well, the bearded festive character found

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Jail Time To DOUBLE For Assaulting An Emergency Worker Under New Law

We have been tracking the progress of the Assaults On Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill as it made its way through the House of Commons and then the House of Lords and we are pleased to see that, as of yesterday, the bill made it onto the statute books. The Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill will create a new offence

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