St Ives volunteer crew rescue injured man at Porthminster Point
Lifeboats News Release
Following a request from Falmouth Coastguard, the St Ives RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched at 2.30pm on Wednesday 23 August to assist the Cliff Rescue team and paramedic in the rescue of an injured man from the rocks.
In good weather and calm seas, the inshore lifeboat was launched with George Deacon at the helm and volunteer crew, Jake Martin and David Holland-Kemp, in support. Within minutes, they arrived at the scene off Porthminster Point. The report from the on scene paramedic was that the casualty, Adam Manley from Gloucester, had a suspected broken ankle and as it was deemed impractical to move him across the rocks. It was decided to transport him on the inshore lifeboat back to the lifeboat station and waiting ambulance. The inshore lifeboat returned to station at 3pm.
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