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09-20-2005, 10:20 PM
The world's first ever lifeboat service was created in Formby in the year 1776.

Thanks FKoE for that one.

09-20-2005, 10:21 PM
Dr Thomas Houlston (staff at Liverpool infirmary) discovered that if apparently drowned people were taken out of the water in good time...many could be saved!

(26 were saved during the initial stages of the investigation) I dont know how you go about investigating that! His descoverey was initially rejected. A consequence of this study however was the setting up of......

The World First Lifeboat Station at Formby!