St Ives Launches to two people and a kayak

Lifeboats News Release

It was Friday evening just before 7pm and our crew were getting ready for a relaxing evening, then the pagers sounded.

RNLI/Niki Brooks

Crew with rescued persons and Kayak

Reports were coming in of two people with a kayak needing assistance.

Helm Jonathan Harvey along with Paul Le Bas and Jamie Oatham launched initially to the Porthmeor area, however the search was amended and the crew made there way to Porthgwidden and headed North West. Volunteer crew member Jamie Oatham spotted both persons along with the kayak.

The crew proceeded to board the two persons onto the inshore lifeboat, along with the kayak and then made their way back to St Ives Harbour.

Jonathan Harvey, helm commented “ We were pleased to see that the potential casualties did have a phone in a waterproof casing so they could raise the alarm for help, having a way to make contact for help when you are out is essential.’

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