Guardian News published this video item, entitled “‘We’re there to save lives’: UK lifeboat volunteers defend rescuing migrants from Channel” – below is their description.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has hit out at accusations it is operating a ‘migrant taxi service’ by rescuing people at risk of dying in the water as they cross the Channel in small boats, which the charity says is its moral and legal duty. In response, they have released footage of rescues along with rescuer testimony. The charity said: ‘We’re proud of the lifesaving work our volunteers do in the Channel – we make no apology for it. Those we rescue are vulnerable people in danger & distress. Each of them is someone’s father, mother, son or daughter – every life is precious.’
RNLI hits out at ‘migrant taxi service’ accusationsGuardian News YouTube Channel
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