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An unusual launch for The Lizard lifeboat crew

Lifeboats News Release

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.

The Lizard RNLI Lifeboat leaving Porthleven Harbour and returning to station.

Catherine Cox

RNLB Rose - The Lizard RNLI Lifeboat.
As the lifeboat approached the entrance of Porthleven Harbour a large trunk of wood could be seen dangerously floating in the water which could have been a serious hazard to all other vessels on the area.

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.

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