The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a charity that saves lives at sea around the coasts of Great Britain, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, as well as on selected inland waterways.
In 2012, the RNLI Lifeguards service was expanded to cover more than 180 beaches.
RNLI lifeguards are paid by the appropriate town or city council, while the RNLI provides their equipment and training.
In contrast, most lifeboat crew members are unpaid volunteers. Their motto: "Train one, save many"
By helicopter, by rescue boat or inflatables, no matter thhe weather circumstances... they'll be there!
Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboats & lifeguards have saved over 139,000 lives (as of May 2011).
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