RNLI Royal National Lifeboat Institution

The Royal National Institution for the Preservation of Lives and Property (RNLI) is a world-leading modern emergency service, separate from the coastguard and independent from government. RNLI works to end preventable drowning. In addition to a 24/7 search and rescue lifeboat service, RNLI operates a seasonal lifeguard service. Every year, volunteer lifeboat crews and lifeguards help and rescue thousands of people and have saved over 143,000 lives since 1824.