THE LIZARD LIFEBOAT LAUNCHES THREE TIMES IN SIX DAYS
The Lizard RNLI Lifeboat launched on service just after 11pm on Tuesday 7th August to reports of a high risk missing person thought to be in the area of Kynance Cove, The Lizard.
Mullion Coastguards and Devon and Cornwall Police had also been tasked and just prior to the lifeboat’s arrival on scene the casualty had been located. Falmouth Coastguard requested that the lifeboat stay and standby should further assistance be required. RNLB Rose and her crew returned to the station a short while later.
The lifeboat launched on service at 10.51am on Sunday 12th August to go to the assistance of a yacht just off Black Head with two people on board, one of whom had been taken ill. Upon arrival on scene at 11.10am the casualty was transferred to the lifeboat and taken to Falmouth where an ambulance was waiting. The lifeboat and her crew arrived back at the station by 1.30pm.
The crew were paged to launch on service for a second time that day shortly before 4pm to go to the assistance of a visitor to the area who was taken ill during a coasteering activity near Hot Point, near to the lifeboat station. Upon on arrival on scene the casualty was transferred to the lifeboat via the smaller Y boat .The casualty was given the care and attention required until reaching the boathouse where an ambulance was waiting. The lifeboat was ready for service if required by 4.30pm.
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.