Sennen Cove RNLI Lifeboat assists in search for missing person

Lifeboats News Release

On Wednesday evening 12 August at 11.40 pm, HM Coastguard Falmouth requested the help of the Sennen Cove lifeboat, following reports that a person was missing in the vicinity of Pendeen Lighthouse.

The young man had gone fishing in the area, and his family were concerned regarding his whereabouts. The police were called, and both Land's End and Penzance Cliff Rescue Teams were tasked to make an inland search.

The Tamar class lifeboat City of London III launched, with seven crew on board, at 11.50 pm, and proceeded quickly to Pendeen Watch. The sea conditions were good, with only a slight swell, but the visibility was mostly poor. The lifeboat crew searched around the lighthouse and further towards Boat Cove without seeing anyone in difficulties.

Eventually the young man was found back at home, safe and well. This was, thankfully, a good outcome for all involved. At 12.35 am the lifeboat was stood down and returned to Sennen Cove to be recovered up the short slip at 1.05 am.

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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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