The RNLI has chosen a design for a sculpture to pay tribute to the hundreds of volunteer crew members who have lost their lives while saving others at sea over the last 184 years.

The RNLI has chosen a design for a sculpture to pay tribute to the hundreds of volunteer crew members who have lost their lives while saving others at sea over the last 184 years. It represents a person in a boat saving another from the water, symbolising the history, and future, of the RNLI in its most basic and humanitarian form, and will be located at the charity’s Poole headquarters.

The winning design, by Sam Holland ARBS, was selected from more than 64 entries, and will incorporate names of more than 600 crew members who have lost their lives. It is hoped that the sculpture, which will ultimately sit in a memorial garden, will be unveiled in the summer of 2009.