Clovelly RNLI launch to two people in tidal cut off at Hartland Quay
The RNLI lifeboat crew at Clovelly were paged by Falmouth Coastguard at 5.58pm yesterday (Monday 3 August) to reports of two people cut off by the tide at Hartland Quay.
On arrival the Hartland Coastguard Rescue Team were already on scene. The decision was taken to put RNLI volunteer crew Paul Smale ashore and to assist the casualties to swim to the RNLI Clovelly Lifeboat, The Toby Rundle.
Once safely on the lifeboat, the crew then dropped off the two casualties to the harbour, into the care of the Hartland Coastguard rescue team.
A spokesperson for RNLI Clovelly, said:
‘This shout showed great teamwork from both agencies working together and the first shout for crew member Mark Gardner - well done Mark!’
‘When going to the beach, it’s important to make sure you know your tide times and stay alert to incoming tides. Remember, if you are ever in trouble at the coast dial #999 and ask for the Coastguard.’
Notes to editors
· Please find attached a photo of the lifeboat (credit Jamie Dawkins) and a photo of Mark Gardner who had his first shout (Credit Mark Kilby)
RNLI media contacts
For more information please contact Vicky Clarke, RNLI Clovelly's Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer, on Vicky_Clarke@rnli.org.uk or Marianne Quinn, Regional Media Officer, on Marianne_Quinn@rnli.org.uk.
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