St Ives volunteer RNLI launch to assist two stand up paddle boarders
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).
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.
Notes to Editors
- Please find attached a library image of the RNLI Inshore Lifeboat credit RNLI/Alban Roinard
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.