Solent Rescue is a small independent rescue charity founded in 1971 initially as a beach rescue service.
Since 1971 the charity has grown into a lifeboat service, adhering to the Maritime And Coastguard agency's Rescue Boat Code, just like our friends in the RNLI. The service still maintains its presence at Lepe Country Park with the aim of providing first aid to the 1 million visitors the park has each year.
Solent Rescue is a member of the Solent Sea Rescue Organisation which is made up of 7 independent lifeboats.
This organisation is part of a wider group of independent lifeboats that make up 25% of all lifeboat services in the UK, with the RNLI accounting for the remaining 75%.
Our charity is run entirely by volunteers! These are amazing individuals who come together to make a difference in their local community.