Next year we are celebrating the unit turning 50 

We are looking for anyone who has old pictures of the unit that they are happy to share

please email these to secretary@solent-rescue.org.uk

Due to the current lockdown we have suspended our recruitment campaign but hope to resume this in December subject to government guidance  




Solent Rescue 1

Artic 24

(The Pride Of Sidmouth)



Solent Rescue 2



Solent Rescue Mobile

(All land based incidents) 

Latest Incidents - 

Latest Incidents

31.10.2020 Vehicle stranded in flood water
20.09.2020 Missing child at Lepe
06.09.2020 Search for Swimmer 

Fundraising Calander

Thank you to Waitrose in Hythe for selecting us to be part of the green token scheme and giving us £333

Thank you to the people of Lymington we raised £362.85 at the market on Saturday 29th Aug 2020

We are always on the lookout for more places to fundraise if you know of anywhere. Please email Fundraising@solent-Rescue.org.uk


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New Lookout 

has arrived at 

Lepe ready for us to clad and fit out 

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In case you see an emergency on the coast or at sea and you don't have a VHF radio, ring 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

Thank you for your continued support.


Solent Rescue is an independent Lifeboat organisation  based at Lepe Country Park in Exbury, Hampshire. 

The rescue organisation was established in 1971, initially as a beach rescue unit but has since developed into a rescue unit that has inshore rescue capabilities. As part  of a wider framework of Independent and RNLI operated lifeboats on the South Coast, Solent Rescue helps to monitor the waters of the Western Solent, as well as providing land-based support to Lepe Country Park. 

Solent Rescue is operational at weekends from Easter until September, bank holidays and Daytime coverage during the 7 days of the Festival of Cowes week, while crew training takes place all year round.


We are currently classed as an additional unit to the coastguard whilst we are working through getting both our boats up to code, members of the public will not notice any difference in the level of service we can provide   


We rely heavily on donations offered by the generosity and goodwill of others. We are fully independent and separate to the RNLI and 100% of your donations will go to keeping Solent Rescue operating to the highest possible standards. 

If you are able to help in any small way please use the form to get in touch or email fundraising@solent-rescue.org.uk

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Our Press officer can be contacted using WMonks@solent-rescue.org.uk or by calling 07494124795