St Ives Launches to single handed dinghy
It was a dreary Saturday when the pager went off and the volunteer crew responded
Falmouth Coastguard requested our inshore lifeboat to respond to reports of a single handed dinghy, that had lost a rudder just off of St Ives head. Helm Barney Stevens with volunteer crew Jonathan Harvey and Clare Goode launched the ILB and got underway.
Once on scene, and firstly it’s important to say that the crew were pleased to see the potential casualty had all required safety gear, which is so important and enabled him to make the call for help.
Then the crew were quickly able to attach a tow and bring the casualty back to the slipway in St Ives and then to safety.
The crew then returned to the station, and readied the boat once again for service.
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.