Padstow RNLI lifeboat crew launch on Boxing Day
The volunteer lifeboat crew were paged at 8.12pm (26 December) and launched to reports of a RIB taking on water half a mile off Bude
After an extensive search by all the teams involved, the crew was stood down and returned to Padstow station at 11.10pm.
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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.