At 12.38pm the pagers sounded, the volunteer crew responded. Falmouth Coastguard

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Helm Ian Timms, along with volunteers George Deacon and Jack Hill launched the inshore lifeboat and got underway to the Westward side of Mans Head.

ILB launching

RNLI/Niki Brooks


The crew were the first responders to arrive on scene to the rocks where 3 people were located, with one casualty having an asthma attack as they arrived.
Volunteer Jack Hill made his way onto the rocks to perform a casualty care assessment, and assisted the casualty by providing salbutamol. At this point the Penwith Lifeguards were also on scene and assisting along with St Ives Coastguard Rescue Team

Despite the initial help, it was clear that the casualty needed further medical support with oxygen. Once the oxygen was administered and the casualty was clearly stable, a multi operational extraction was performed with all response teams working together.

Once the casualty was successfully extracted, they were handed over to awaiting paramedics for further assessment and assistance.

The crew then made their way back to the station and readied the boat once again for service
Crew on scene

RNLI/George Deacon

ILB arriving on scene

RNLI/George Deacon

Ambulance on Route to the station

RNLI/Niki Brooks

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