Newquay RNLI lifeboats assist casualty on charter boat

Lifeboats News Release

Newquay’s RNLI’s Atlantic lifeboat launched at 4.05pm on Sunday 8 July to assist with a lady who was complaining of chest pain.

Falmouth coastguard received a call from a chartered fishing boat four miles off Newquay reporting that one of their female passengers was suffering with chest pains.

The Atlantic lifeboat launched with Joe Emmett at the helm and volunteer crew member and paramedic Ashley Mann on board.

Arriving on scene, Ashley assessed the female patient on board the fishing vessel before transferring her to the lifeboat. She was then bought back to the harbour and handed over to the care of a land ambulance.

The volunteers were then again paged on Tuesday 10 July at 6.05pm following a 999 call reporting people cut off by the tide at Tolcarne beach.

Both inshore lifeboats launched and search the area with nothing found.

Gareth Horner, Newquay RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager says:

'Members of the public should always dial 999 if they believe someone to be in need of assistance. We would rather launch to a false alarm than find out someone did need help and a life was lost.'

Notes to editors

  • Newquay RNLI lifeboat day 19th August 2018

  • For more press information please contact Tracy Cayton-Smith, Newquay RNLI Lifeboat Station Assistant Press Officer, on 0770 3737 330

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