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Dog dies after falling off a cliff in Cornwall

The St.Agnes RNLI Lifeboat was on a routine training exercise when a report came in that a dog had fallen off the cliff, near Portreath. The Lifeboat was training in […]

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End of season for the lifeguards

By Ella Henwood: The Lifeguard season is coming to an end with Bude Lifeguards dealing with over 400 incidents in the water this year. From September 29th all our 7 […]

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Bude’s Fantastic Lifeboat Weekend

From Lorna Crystal, with photos by Andrew Crystal: The sun shone throughout Lifeboat Weekend and the festival-like atmosphere and support for Bude RNLI was amazing. The weekend was jam-packed full […]

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Bude RNLI lifeguards – August report

By Ella Henwood: All seven of our beaches from Crackington to Sandymouth have seen a huge influx of visitors keeping Lifeguards busy. Sandymouth Lifeguards have dealt with some serious incidents […]

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RNLI lifeguards issue safety advice re weather warnings

The Met Office has issued Yellow weather warnings for the majority of the UK, as this weekend promises erratic weather, creating large waves and strong currents. Weather forecasts predict that […]

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Dog dies in Port Isaac cliff fall

Sad news from Port Isaac RNLI who reported yesterday:   Port Isaac lifeboat was tasked at 1218 today to a dog over the cliff at Backways Cove. We’re very sad […]

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More on the Duckpool rescue, from Bude RNLI

Bude RNLI volunteer crew were called to rescue two people cut off by the tide south of Duckpool on Wednesday, with assistance from the Bude Coastguard Rescue Team and the […]

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RNLI figures say 80% of coastal deaths in SW are male

Annual coastal fatality figures released today by the RNLI lifesaving charity reveal that, of the 25 people who lost their lives on the coast in the south-west in 2018, eighty […]

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RNLI back on the beaches this weekend- a big welcome to them!

RNLI lifeguards will return to the region’s beaches from Saturday (4 May) as daily patrols for the 2019 summer season get underway. The RNLI is urging local people and holidaymakers heading […]

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RNLI lifeguards volunteer to extend service at Widemouth and Summerleaze

RNLI Lifeguards on Widemouth and Sumerleaze have been working hard to keep people safe in the water and on the beaches during this exceptionally busy start to the season with […]

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RNLI asks you to help their Mayday campaign

  The RNLI is calling on people in the south-west to help support their local volunteer crew as they launch Mayday, the charity’s annual fundraising campaign. The launch coincides with […]

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Angler saved by his lifejacket

An angler from Newquay in Cornwall has credited a lifejacket he received as a gift for his 50th birthday with saving his life after he was knocked off his feet by […]

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RNLI lifeguards finish for the season

On Sunday (28 October) the lifeguard teams packed their equipment away for the final time this year as the RNLI lifeguard season officially ended in the south-west. For many years […]

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Bude lifeboat shout to help surfer at Crackington

The Bude lifeboat was launched yesterday afternoon at 14.23 to help a surfer in distress at Crackington Haven. A thoughtful member of the public raised the alarm. The surfer was […]

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From 9 September Crackington Haven and Northcott Mouth in Bude will no longer be lifeguarded

RNLI lifeguards at Sennen Cove beach rescued a young child from a rip current whilst on patrol yesterday evening, as once again, the RNLI is encouraging people to choose a […]

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