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St Agnes RNLI lifeboat launches to the aid of cliff climber

Lifeboats News Release

The St Agnes RNLI lifeboat XKalibur was launched this afternoon at the request of the HM Coastguard to stand by near the cliffs at the Cligga Head area of Perranporth.

St.Agnes RNLI Lifeboat at sea.

RNLI/Nick Leach

Launched at 3.10pm, the volunteer crew of Joe Daysh Helm, Beth Simons and Tom Forehead responded to a Coastguard request to stand by near the base of the cliffs whilst an HM Coastguard Helicopter attempted the rescue of a cliff climber, who had fallen a short distance on the cliff face and was unable to safely continue his venture. Sea conditions were 5-6ft swell and the visibility was good, with slight winds.

The St Agnes RNLI lifeboat stood by, just offshore of the cliffs. The HM Coastguard Helicopter successfully reached the casualty and lifted him to the safety of the clifftop, where he was handed over to the St.Agnes and Newquay Coastguard Cliff Rescue Teams.

The St Agnes RNLI lifeboat returned to Station at 3.35pm.

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