Weston-super-Mare RNLI hosts a Sea Safety event for all the family

The RNLI is just as interested in saving lives by education as it is in launching lifeboats. The RNLI has a declared intention to reduce the number of drownings which occur each year in the coasts around the UK. Much of this must come from education. One of their particular targets is children. This is […]

RNLI Lifeboat Crew join doggy paddle off Brean Down

Weston Super Mare volunteer Lifeboat Crew’s Saturday Afternoon was interrupted by the sound of their pagers for the 12th time this year. At 17.14, Milford Haven Coastguard paged the Lifeboat Crew after a 999 call from a dog owner on Brean Down. A dog had fallen from a cliff into the sea. D-696 “Anna Stock” […]

They went Fishing but ended up on Dry Land

Weston Super Mare volunteer Lifeboat crew’s Sunday afternoon was interrupted by the sound of their pagers for the first time in 2016. For a brand new volunteer from a long lifeboat family this was his first shout. At 12.40, Milford Haven Coastguard paged the volunteer crew to assist a reported stranded vessel between Weston and […]

New launch Vehicle for Weston-super-Mare RNLI volunteers will help to save lives

The lifesaving charity has upgraded its launching equipment at Weston to speed the time it takes to get to those in trouble at sea. Weston-super-Mare, one the top most popular seaside tourist resorts, has several famous attributes. Perhaps the most unpleasant of these is MUD! This mud is visible whenever the tide goes out and […]

Late night search on “Hoax” Call keeps RNLI crew out of bed

Weston Super Mare RNLI Volunteer lifeboat crew were called by Milford Haven Coastguard at 23.18 on Saturday night after a report from a member of the public. He claimed to have been swimming with a friend who appeared not to have returned to the shore and whose clothes were still on the beach. Both B796 […]

Weston-super-Mare RNLI Volunteers save two men whose dinghy was sinking

It was just after three in the afternoon when the beach rangers in Weston noticed a dinghy drifting about a mile out to sea from Weston’s Grand Pier. They tried to attract the attention of the people on board to no avail so asked the Coastguard to call out the Lifeboat. The D Class lifeboat […]

Two people clung to the old Pier in Weston as the tide rushed by.

An afternoon swim went horribly wrong for a couple from Sutton Coldfield when they tried to swim in the Bristol Channel Just after lunch Milford Haven Coastguard informed Weston-super-Mare lifeboat that there were reports of two people hanging on to the struts of Birnbeck Pier and screaming for help. The crew assembled and launched the […]