Our lifeguards have been busy this summer – they’ve rescued kayakers, people caught in rip currents, and even unicorns. The lifeguard season is now drawing to a close, and in some areas it has already finished. If you see someone in difficulty in the water, please call 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard. #lifeguards #rnli #beachsafety #rescue #summer
Let’s all ‘paws’ to appreciate our crews who have rescued dogs from all sorts of places and reunited them with their owners. If you’re worried about your dog, call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard, rather than putting yourself at risk by going into the water after them. #DogsOfInstagram #Dogs #Rescue #RNLI #SavingLivesAtSea #Safety #DogSafety
From waggy dogs swimming out too far to whales and porpoises swimming into the shallows, it’s not just people that our volunteers rescue.
If you see an animal in difficulty around the coast call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard. We wouldn't want you getting in danger too.
To our lifesavers, every life matters. #WorldAnimalDay #rnli #savinglivesatsea
Today was a landmark for photographer Jack Lowe (@lordlowe). He reached @rnli_doverlifeboat, which marks the halfway point of his epic mission to capture all our crews. He’s achieved so much already — we can’t wait to see what happens next. Congratulations, Jack!
A dog and its owner found themselves in a frightening situation. Clinging onto a ladder and in danger of falling into the fast-flowing River Thames, they were in desperate need of help. Chiswick RNLI launched and brought them immediately on board the lifeboat, where the crew assessed that the woman had not ingested any water and both she and her pet were uninjured. We always advise owners not to follow their dogs into the water and put themselves at risk, but to dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard. #RNLI #Lifeboats #Thames #River #Dogsafety #labrador #labsofinstagram
Our lifeboat stations do feature in some stunning locations around our coast. At Bembridge Lifeboat Station the sky makes a beautiful view. Thanks to @lightatnightphotography for sharing this shot. #rnli #bembridge #sky
This spectacular shot of RNLI Cromer’s Tamar lifeboat was captured by @watchandshoot_lifeboats. The Tamar class lifeboat is the largest slipway launched all-weather lifeboat that we operate. Her mast and aerials have been designed so that they can be lowered to fit inside the boathouse and she can also lie afloat. Introduced into the fleet in 2005, she was our most sophisticated and safest lifeboat of the time. #RNLI #Lifeboats #Cromer #Slipway #Launch #Tamar