Last year, the lifeboats around the UK and Ireland came to the aid of over 8,300 people. But no matter what they face when they head out on a shout, all crew members are instilled with the same philosophy: they are not there to judge.
In Portrush, Northern Ireland, the crew race to rescue a boy who has gotten into difficulties while jumping off rocks. As he is battered by huge waves, and with hypothermia a real concern, one of the crew volunteers to jump into the water to try and save him.
On the Pembrokeshire coast, the lifeguard team at Whitesands Beach join forces with the St David lifeboat crew to rescue someone who has fallen from the rocks and been found unconscious in the water. At Saunton Sands, Devon, the Appledore crew respond to a 999 call from a man whose wife is being blown out to sea on her new paddleboard. And in Eastbourne, the crew are alerted to reports of a small dinghy with 34 people on board that has lost all power in the middle of the English Channel. Show less