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St Ives volunteer RNLI launch to assist two stand up paddle boarders

Lifeboats News Release

St Ives RNLI volunteer crew launched their Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) on the request of Falmouth Coastguard after a concerned member of the public spotted two stand up paddleboarders in difficulty between Clodgey and Man’s Head on Thursday (31 May).

RNLI/Alban Roinard

library image of St Ives Inshore Lifeboat

Volunteer crew members Barney Stevens, Tassy Swallow and Joel Ninnes responded in the ILB and reached the casualties quickly.

The stand up paddleboarders reported that they were fine and not in any difficulty. The crew escorted them back to shore safely, returning to the station satisfied that it was a false alarm with good intent.

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  • Please find attached a library image of the RNLI Inshore Lifeboat credit RNLI/Alban Roinard

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