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 catches up with the unwary. Although it is derelict and falling into the sea Birnbeck Island and its Pier is a fascinating and charming sight. It […]

RNLI baby comes to see the crew

In the middle of a shout on a busy bank holiday week-end one crew wife goes into labour at the station Simon Bond is one of the lifeboat crew at Weston-super-Mare RNLI Station. He and his wife Jen were expecting a baby any minute during the bank holiday week-end at the end of August. It […]

Lives Put in Danger Catching Pokemon

Weston’s volunteer Lifeboat crew were paged by Milford Haven Coastguard at 20.53 on Thursday evening. Weston Lifeboat crew were requested to launch to a group of youths who had been cut off by the tide on Birnbeck Island. With low water just past and the tide coming back in very rapidly the Lifeboat crew made […]

Weston-super-Mare RNLI 999 Day attracts over 30000 visitors in bright sunshine

On Sunday July 3rd,on the Beach Lawns in Weston-super-Mare, the volunteers of Weston RNLI lifeboat hosted an Emergency Services (999)Day. For four years Weston RNLI lifeboat station has been bringing together all the emergency services to an event on the Beach Lawns. This is the largest such event organised by the RNLI. These shows allow […]

Cliff rescue in horrendous condition for all involved

Weston’s volunteer Lifeboat crew were paged by Milford Haven Coastguard at 01.08 on Friday morning. Despite the time, the volunteer Lifeboat crew assembled at the temporary station on Knightstone Plaza in good time. The Lifeboat Operations Manager informed the crew of the current situation that a vulnerable female had fallen from a cliff and sustained […]

Weston-Super-Mare RNLI hosts its annual gathering of all the Emergency Services

On Sunday 3rd July on the Beach Lawns in Weston-Super-Mare, the volunteers of Weston RNLI lifeboat station organise an Emergency Services (999) Day. Weston RNLI lifeboat station has been bringing together all the emergency services each year for an event on the Beach Lawns. This is the largest such event organised by the RNLI and […]

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 […]