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VIDEO: Trouble in the surf

In this video, a rescue crew - possibly from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution - launches off a wave in heavy surf and capsizes.

There are few details about whether the crew was training or if they were responding to a distress call, but it’s a sobering reminder about what can happen to even the most experienced boat operators.

Click play to watch.

And keep in mind that the RNLI is funded by charitable donations and the crews who risk their lives to save others are volunteers.

The organization is credited with saving more than 140,000 lives since it was founded in 1824.