Padstow RNLI lifeboat crew launch to reports of an injured jet skier
The Padstow RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched on Tuesday 8 August at 2.35pm to reports of a jet skier with a possible back injury, just off Porthcothan.
The volunteer crew arrived on scene approximately half a mile west of Porthcothan and launched the Y class lifeboat to get to the casualty's location. The man was then transferred to a stretcher and lifted onto the all-weather lifeboat.
The crew returned the casualty to Padstow lifeboat station at 3.35pm and awaited the arrival of an ambulance.
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