St Ives Inshore Lifeboat launched to investigate surfboard
The St Ives inshore lifeboat was launched Saturday 9 July.
A report came from St Ives NCI lookout of a surfboard, spotted a few hundred metres north of St Ives head.
The ILB crew of Nick Phillips and David Holland-Kemp with Jonathan Harvey at the helm, searched from Porthminster to Mans’ Head, and then began a search pattern from north of the Island heading north, but after an hour of searching in very choppy and windy conditions, nothing had been found and so Falmouth Coastguard stood them down and returned to St Ives.
Key facts about the RNLI
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.