Photographs from the Guardian Eyewitness series
St David's Tyne class lifeboat powers through the waves in Ramsey Sound ©Nigel Millard/RNLI
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The Seahouses volunteer crew returning through the snow near Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland after a search exercise on the beach. ©Nigel Millard/RNLI
Baltimore lifeboat save 21 people from the upturned hull of a supermaxi yacht in the 2011 Rolex Fastnet Race. They were only found thanks to a faint light from a torch. ©Nigel Millard/RNLI
The Porthcawl volunteer crew punch through heavy surf in their Atlantic 85, Rose of the Shires. ©Nigel Millard/RNLI
The view from the wheelhouse of the Hoylake all-weather lifeboat as the crew search for a casulaty in the water. ©Nigel Millard/RNLI
The Alderney Trent class Roy Barker off Les Etacs gannet in unusually kind conditions - the waters here are known to be fiercely difficult. ©Nigel Millard/RNLI
Newhaven lifeboat continues to search for a missing teenager who was washed into the sea west of the main breakwater at approximately 4:20 pm today. The life...