The River Humber is considered among the very dangerous navigable rivers on earth. It is unsurprising that the most experienced of navigators might be caught out seven knot currents and by its changing sands.

The ocean is a great place to relax, whether it is out on a boat or by the beach, but please remember that there are also hidden dangers and a slightly tricky or even humorous situation can very quickly turn into a potentially life threatening emergency. The RNLI have put together a great guide on how to enjoy the sea safely

Humber Rescue is a completely independent charity accountable for the supply of a rapid-result rescue boat on the rivers. The region is about 540 square miles and contains the Rivers, Ouse Trent, Hull and Humber.

Prior to the service provided by Humber Rescue there was no dedicated rescue or safety vessel on the upper Humber.