An early morning page for the crew of The Lizard RNLI lifeboat crew
The Lizard RNLI lifeboat launched on service shortly after 6am on Thursday 22 August to go the assistance of a 25ft yacht with two people on board.
In a position of 22 nautical miles south east of Lizard Point, the yacht's prop was snagged and caught on a rope in the water making her unable to sail. RNLB Rose arrived on scene at 7.05am and the volunteer crew successfully freed the rope from the prop and safely recovered it from the water.
After shadowing the yacht for a while and confirming that all was well, the two thankful sailors were then able to be on their way. RNLB Rose arrived back at her station at Kilcobben Cove at 8.35am, refuelled and was made ready for service.
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.