Inshore lifeboat launches to support lifeguards

Lifeboats News Release

The pagers sounded and the crew responded at 9.57 this morning

Inshore Lifeboat returning

RNLI/Niki Brooks

Robin Langford launched the inshore lifeboat along with volunteer crew Paul Le Bas and Charles Anderson-Smith.

Our lifeguards needed assistance half a mile of the back of St Ives Head where two paddle boarders were in trouble.

The boarders had got into difficulties with a fast flowing ebb tide and the lifeguards needed assistance in bringing them in.

The crew quickly assisted and ensured that both paddles boarders were returned to safety, they then returned to the station and readied the boats once again for service.

If you or any of your family and friends paddle board, why not check out the rnli website for lots of safety tips and advice.

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