RNLI

  1. Lifeboat rescue for stranded Rosie the terrier

    A dog which had become stranded on rocks had to be rescued by a lifeboat.

    Hartlepool RNLI volunteers were called to the area near the Heugh Battery at the Headland on Thursday by the local coastguard.

    Two crew members had to get into the water and clamber on to the rocks, and place the terrier into an animal rescue bag

    Jordan Craddy said: "The dog was very nervous and it took me about 10 minutes to gain its confidence before it would let me near it to pick up."

    "I believe the dog was called Rosie and has since been reunited with its owner."

    Dog rescue
  2. Guernsey RNLI lifeboat station marks 1,500th call-out

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey's lifeboat service has saved almost 600 lives and brought another 2,000 to safety since it joined the RNLI, according to its operations manager.

    The service had its 1,500th call-out on Friday. That call involved both island lifeboats in assisting police in a missing person search, who was later found safe ashore.

    Originally established in 1803 through local public interest, the lifeboat station was taken over by the RNLI in 1861.

    Crew members have been widely recognised for their bravery, through receipt of numerous awards from various states, foreign lifeboat organisations, insurers and the RNLI.

    These include two RNLI gold, three silver and 15 bronze medals.

    Operations manager Chris Harvey said there were many memorable deployments but the 1981 operation to save crew members on the MV Bonita, an 8,000 tonne Ecuadorian cargo boat caught in a hurricane that December 1981 is "probably one of our most famous ones".

  3. Dorset kitesurfer 'lucky to be alive' after serious accident off the Jurassic Coast

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    Video caption: Will Wade was airlifted to Southampton Hospital from Portland with a fractured skull.