St Ives Launches to 2 children cut off by the tide

Lifeboats News Release

Our inshore lifeboat and volunteer crew were requested by Falmouth Coastguard at 5.27pm.

RNLI/Niki Brooks

Volunteer crew returning (L-R) Neil Brooks, Ian Timms & Sam Pellow

Ian Timms, helm launched the inshore along with volunteers San Pellow and Neil Brooks to the Sunny Corner, Carbis Bay. Two children had been cut off by the tide, a member of the public assisted the crew in directing them to the exact location.

A crew member with 2 life jackets went to shore to assist the children and ensure their safety, the crew then proceeded to extract them and safely reunite then with their parents ensuring everyone was safe and well.

The crew then returned to the station and the boat is being readied once again for service

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