Quick launch by our inshore crew

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew quickly got underway after reports of a paddle boarder in troublw

Inshore launching

RNLI/Niki Brooks

George Deacon, senior helm launched the inshore lifeboat with volunteer crew Paul Le Bas and Jake Martin, and they made their way quickly to the location.

On arrival they met up with the paddle boarder who was actually ok and safe thankfully, so after reassurance and a quick safety check they returned to the station and are readying the boat once again for service.

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