St Ives Launches Inshore lifeboat to fishing vessel
It was a beautiful and busy day in St Ives, and locals and visitors were making the most of the bank weekend. Then at 11.57 am the pagers sounded and the volunteer crew responded.
Our inshore lifeboat launched to reports of a fishing vessel that needed help.
Helm Barney Stevens launched the inshore lifeboat with volunteer crew Nick Phillips and Daisy Jarvis.
The crew made their way to half a mile off of St Ives head where they quickly located the16ft fishing vessel. The vessel itself had broken down, so could not get back without assistance.
The crew attached a tow and proceeded to tow the vessel to the slipway at Hayle harbour and to safety.
The crew then returned to the station, where they are readying the boat once again for service. No injuries or issues to report
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.