St Ives launch to three kayakers
It was misty in St Ives, and most of the crew were enjoying a Sunday afternoon. Then at 4.45pm the pagers sounded and the crew responded.
Helm Barney Stevens launched the inshore lifeboat along with volunteer crew David Holland-Kemp and Joel Ninnes to the Inner Sound area to reports of Kayakers in difficulty.
The crew quickly got underway to the location, however once the crew had arrived they found a local vessel The Dolly P had located the kayakers with their kayaks and had them aboard their vessel.
The volunteer crew accompanied The Dolly P back to St Ives Harbour and to dry land.
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.