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Padstow RNLI lifeboat crew rescue two casualties trapped on rocks

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteer lifeboat crew launched at 6.47pm on Sunday evening (17 July) to reports of two people cut off by the tide at Round Hole Point at Trevone.

The Tamar class lifeboat was on scene at 6.51pm along with Padstow Coastguard who were supporting from the cliffs. After locating the casualties in the fog the inshore Y-boat was launched to recover the casualties to the all-weather lifeboat.

One of the casualties had sustained a head injury and first aid was administered on route back to the station. Padstow Coastguard team attended the lifeboat station to assist and paramedics arrived to transfer the injured party to Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske.

Second Coxswain Richard Pitman said ‘We were just returning from our first Harbour Day of the season when we got the call. It was a great team effort in poor visibility’

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Photo of Padstow lifeboat – Credit Padstow Coastguard

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