At 11.14am today the call for help came, and the crew responded
Falmouth Coastguard had received a call from a member of the public that a kite surfer was in difficulty.
Barney Stevens, Helm launched our inshore lifeboat with Jack Hill and David Holland-Kemp, and our volunteers got underway.
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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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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