Penlee RNLI rescue walker cut off by rising tide
At 8.59am this morning (Friday 16 June) the crew pagers sounded and a request was received from HM Coastguard, Falmouth for the immediate launch of both lifeboats.
The inshore lifeboat 'Mollie and Ivor Dent' and the all-weather lifeboat 'Ivan Ellen' were tasked to go to a section of the coast between Mousehole and Lamorna - a male coast path walker had climbed down on to rocks and was cut off by a rising tide.
The inshore lifeboat 'Mollie and Ivor Dent', with David Pascoe at the helm, went in close to the rocky shore and the crew assisted the male to safety. He then had a very swift trip back to Newlyn onboard the lifeboat.
Penzance Coastguard Cliff Rescue team were awaiting his arrival and sea safety advice was given.
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