Coasteerer rescued by St.Agnes RNLI Lifeboat returns to say Thank You

Lifeboats News Release

A coasteerer who suffered a back injury returned, a year later, to say Thank You to the Lifeboat crew that went to her aid.

Coasteerer with Lifeboat Crew - L-R Ken, Paul Kimberley, Paul Fisher, Glynis, Tom Kay and Ed Schwarz

RNLI/Paul Kimberley and Lucie McNeil

Coasteerer with Lifeboat Crew - L-R Ken, Paul Kimberley, Paul Fisher, Glynis, Tom Kay and Ed Schwarz

The crew of four, Helm Tom Kay and Crew Paul Fisher, Ed Schwarz and Paul Kimberley were asked to meet up with a casualty they rescued almost a year to the day, on 11 July 2018.

Glynis and her Husband, Ken, from Northampton, made an emotional visit back to St.Agnes this week, to say Thank You to the four Lifeboat Crew who came to her aid, when she broke a bone her back, whilst coasteering with local outdoor pursuits company. She had stepped into the sea from a shelf on the rock three times, but on the four occasion she unfortunately suffered an injury, nearby, at Trevellas Beach.

RNLI News Article of the original incident: https://rnli.org/news-and-media/2018/july/12/multi-agency-rescue-of-woman-with-back-injury

The whole incident was captured on a helmet camera one of the lifeboat crew was wearing and featured in the last series of the BBC television programme 'Saving Lives at Sea', which features the work of the RNLI Lifeboat Crews and Lifeguards around the coast of the UK.

Glynis and Ken could see the location of the incident, from where they were meeting with the crew, and this brought her memories flooding back, which she shared with the Lifeboat Crew, and they discussed some of their thoughts and feelings about that day. She told all present that her process to recovery has been a long one, but she was well enough now to undertake slightly less adrenaline fuelled activities on or around the water.

The couple are considering moving to Cornwall in the future, so the Lifeboat crew jokingly offered to inform the local Lifeboat Station where they may settle, just in case she may need them again, but she reassured the crew that their kind offer would not be necessary.

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https://rnli.org/safety/choose-your-activity

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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 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.

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