Port Isaac inshore lifeboat launched to fisherman swept off rocks
Port Isaac inshore lifeboat Copeland Bell was tasked at 12:38 on bank holiday Sunday to reports of a recreational fisherman having been swept off rocks at Pehalick Point near Tintagel.
Senior helm Damien Bolton said “Even with this weekends beautiful weather and small swell it is so easy to be caught off guard and end up in a life threatening situation. Thanks to peoples quick actions this casualty has had a lucky outcome. It could have been very different. Please always wear a life jacket when operating around or on the water.”
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.