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Royal National Lifeboat Institution

Tony Hiney provides a narrative of the RNLI service in Galway.

On 28 February 1823, Sir William Hillary made an impassioned appeal to the nation, calling for a service dedicated to saving lives at sea.

That service was to become the RNLI. And since it's foundation in 1824, the brave lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 140,000 lives.

RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews provide a 24-hour rescue service in the UK and Ireland, and seasonal lifeguards look after people on busy beaches. The Flood Rescue Team helps those affected by flooding.

RNLI crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,200 lives since 1824 but it's more than a rescue service. RNLI influences, supervises and educates people too. The Community Safety teams explain the risks and share safety knowledge with anyone going out to sea or to the coast. And the international teams work with like-minded organisations to help tackle drowning in communities at risk all around the world.



Filetype: MP3 - Size: 6.55MB - Duration: 28:35 m (32 kbps 44100 Hz)

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