If you are basking in the sun on the beach, sheltering from the rain by the seaside or strolling along by the side of a great river you can be confident of one thing, if you find yourself in difficulty the RNLI – Royal National Lifeboat Institution – will come and help. Whoever you are, wherever you are, if you are in trouble near, on or in the water, the RNLI will help without question or quibble. This is dangerous as well as important work. It is founded on the principle that every life is precious and worth saving. It is practical work too because it means every one of us has a guardian angel looking out for us anytime we go to the beach.