An unusual launch for The Lizard lifeboat crew
The Lizard RNLI lifeboat launched on service shortly after 1pm on Friday 3rd August to reports of a large object floating in the water near Porthleven Harbour.
Upon arrival on scene the fishing boat Nazarene had securely tied the wood to their vessel. The wood was then transferred to the lifeboat, and safely towed in to Porthleven Harbour. Porthleven Coastguards and Harbour Master were on hand to take over the recovery and remove the wood from the water.
The Lizard RNLI Lifeboat and her volunteer crew then returned to their station at Kilcobben Cove.
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, in a normal year, 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.