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A well loved lifeboat leaves Weston-super-Mare

The Coventry and Warwickshire, an Atlantic 75 class RNLI lifeboat, bought with money raised in the Midlands, has retired after a hugely successful career saving lives at sea. In...

Weston RNLI Lifeboat saves three casualties and a dog from the Burnham side of Brean Down

On Saturday evening the Coastguard at Burnham-on-Sea asked for help from the Weston RNLI volunteers. This was one of five rescues Weston lifeboats were requested to attend this weekend....

Weston-super-Mare RNLI saddened by sudden death of well-loved volunteer

Weston-super-Mare RNLI lifeboatman lost in a terrible accident The tragedy of the loss of Paul Giles is a dreadful blow to his family and to the lifeboat crew and...

Weston-super-Mare RNLI crew member gains his D class helm qualification.

Local boat builder Martin Fear has successfully gained his RNLI helm qualification, for the Weston-super-Mare D class lifeboat Anna Stock, based at the lifeboat station at Knightstone. Martin has...

Ladies Golf collects nearly £2,000 for Weston RNLI

Weston-super-Mare Golf Club’s lady Captain used her year to collect a large sum for Weston RNLI Station. The club wanted to recognise that the Weston RNLI crew are about...

Once again Birnbeck Island traps the unwary who need saving.

Six calls so far this year to the derelict Birnbeck Island. On Thursday yet another to two who could not resist the call of this dangerous place. The Island...

Birnbeck Island yet again makes work for Weston-super-Mare RNLI Volunteers

Friday, 23 March 2018 Weston RNLI station has had nine calls so far this year, five of them to the derelict island of Birnbeck.  The derelict and deserted Birnbeck...

Weston-super-Mare RNLI Volunteers rescue three boys cut off on the notorious Birnbeck Island

Friday, 16 March 2018 Once again the rapid rise of tide in the Bristol Channel takes people by surprise. The derelict and deserted Birnbeck Island sticks out into the...

Weston RNLI had one of its most successful Open Days on Sunday.

Monday, 14 August 2017 The Annual RNLI Open Day at Weston-super-Mare included lifeboats, helicopters, hovercraft and sailing boats all exercising for the benefit for the public. The display was...

Derelict with an uncertain future but Birnbeck Island is still a major danger

Too many people still risk their lives trying to access the island without understanding the tides in Weston Bay. The way across looks benign at low tide but soon...