Sennen Cove RNLI Lifeboats assist with casualty at Porthcurno.

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday 1 August, at 12.55 pm, HM Coastguard Falmouth called for the assistance of the Sennen Cove lifeboats, following reports of a casualty on Pedn Vounder beach, near Porthcurno.

Both boats, the all weather Tamar class City of London III and the inshore D class Amy Brown launched at about 1.10pm to assist the RNLI lifeguards in dealing with the casualty. The Coastguard helicopter, Lands End Coastguard Cliff Rescue Team and Cornwall Air Ambulance were also tasked..

On arrival at Pedn Vounder, where the beach was rapidly being covered by the incoming tide, the inshore lifeboat transferred the casualty to the beach at Porthcurno. The all weather lifeboat stood by to provide a winching platform for the helicopter, should that be needed.

Other medical assistance was provided on land by the crew of the air ambulance, and eventually the two lifeboats and the Coastguard helicopter were stood down to return to base.

The lifeboats returned to Sennen Cove, arriving at about 2.40 pm, recovered and made ready for further service.

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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.

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