Padstow RNLI lifeboat provides safety cover in cow cliff rescue

Lifeboats News Release

Padstow RNLI all weather lifeboat launched on Saturday at 4.20pm and today (Sunday 19 March) at 11.22am to provide support in the rescue of a cow trapped on rocks near The Rumps.

The lifeboat joined the Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service and Polzeath Coastguard on scene on Saturday. With daylight fading and the cow having swam to a more difficult position the recovery could not be carried out and the crew returned to the station at 6.30pm.

The rescue was resumed this morning with support from Polzeath and Boscastle Coastguard Cliff Rescue Teams and the cow was winched to safety by crews from Bodmin and Wadebridge Community Fire Stations. The Padstow RNLI Lifeboat crew returned to the station at 4.14pm.

Coxswain Richard Pitman said “It was a great example of multi-agency working and we are delighted it was a successful outcome.”

Notes to Editor

Image 1: View from Padstow RNLI lifeboat of the cow being winched to safety.

Credit: Damion Gough, Padstow RNLI crew member

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