Plymouth RNLI inshore lifeboat and volunteer crew tasked twice in four days
The volunteer crew of Plymouth lifeboat station have been tasked twice this week by Falmouth Coastguard.
Both launches were for the inshore lifeboat to assist Devon & Cornwall Police with incidents on the front at Plymouth Hoe.
Crew members were tasked at 8pm on Monday 23 October, but were stood down shortly after. The pagers sounded again at 10.27am on Friday 27 October and the volunteer crew launched at the request of the Coastguard. They were stood down en-route.
Thankfully on each occasion the situation was resolved and the inshore lifeboat was not required.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.