Volunteers launch both lifeboats to search for casualty whilst St Ives sleeps
Both our inshore and all weather lifeboats were needed tonight
On arrival to the location, the crew quickly set about performing an in-depth search of the target area, after some considerable time, as well as all of the crew performing a number of duties to support the search, no potential casualty had been located.
At this point it was decided that the crew could be stood down and they returned to the station. A quick call out and congratulations to Charles Anderson Smith, who attended his first shout tonight.
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 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.