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Causeway coast lifesaving story features on RNLI 200 Voices podcast

local news Sep 12, 2023
Annie Jagoe - Geoffrey Moffett

A remarkable story from an RNLI lifeguard on duty on Benone Beach is the feature podcast this Friday (15 September) in the recently launched RNLI 200 Voices podcast series.

On a dull June afternoon Annie Jagoe, now a volunteer crew member at Portrush RNLI, was part of the lifeguard team working on the Causeway Coast beaches.  In the 200 Voices podcast she recalls a lifesaving story which has a happy and somewhat surprising outcome.

Annie’s is the first story from Northern Ireland in this unique podcast series where we hear from people connected to the RNLI and whose lives have been touched by the lifesaving charity.

 Future episodes include Phil Coulter telling the story of how he came to compose the RNLI anthem ‘Home from the Sea’; former President of Ireland Mary McAleese reflects on the cross-border work of the RNLI; naval architect Peter Eyre explains what’s so special about the Shannon class lifeboat; Jim Browne of Donaghadee RNLI on how a boyhood tragedy inspired a lifelong commitment to the charity and from Red Bay, RNLI Trustee Paddy McLoughlin tells of the RNLI partnership with the GAA.

Available across all podcast platforms and the RNLI’s website, listeners can hear from survivors, supporters, volunteers, lifeguards, celebrity ambassadors, historians and many more from across Wales, England, Scotland Ireland and beyond.

RNLI Strategic Content Manager, Rory Stamp said: ‘We knew we had to do something really special to mark the RNLI’s 200th anniversary, which is such a monumental milestone.

200 Voices is an incredible collection of stories that are emotive, powerful, inspiring and heart-warming. The series gives us a chance to hear from a whole variety of amazing people who have played a part in or been touched by our lifesaving charity.’

Launch into a podcast like no other: Listen to the RNLI’s 200 Voices daily wherever you get your podcasts or at

To find out more about the RNLI’s bicentenary, visit

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