RNLI Sennen Cove lifeboat assists in rescue of stranded person.

Lifeboats News Release

On Monday 7 December, shortly before 7.00 pm, Sennen Cove Lifeboat Station received a request for assistance from HM Coastguard Falmouth, following reports of a person cut off by the tide on North Rocks at Gwenver.

City of London III being recovered up the Short slip at Sennen Cove

RNLI/Timothy Stevens

City of London III being recovered up the Short slip at Sennen Cove

The Land's End Coastguard Cliff Rescue Team had also been tasked.

The all weather lifeboat(ALB) City of London III quickly launched and headed to the scene. Consideration had been given to launch the inshore lifeboat Amy Brown, but the swell around the rocks was such that a safe rescue by sea would be impossible. Instead it was decided that the ALB should illuminate the scene with the searchlights to enable members of the Cliff Rescue Team to make their way across the rocks to reach the casualty and guide him back to safety.

Once the Team had brought the casualty back safely to the cliff path leading back to Sennen Cove, the lifeboat was stood down, and she returned to the station. She was recovered up the short slip at 7.55 pm.

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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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