St Ives Launches to 2 children cut off by the tide
Our inshore lifeboat and volunteer crew were requested by Falmouth Coastguard at 5.27pm.
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
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.