St Ives Launches to single handed dinghy

Lifeboats News Release

It was a dreary Saturday when the pager went off and the volunteer crew responded

RNLI/Niki Brooks

ILB Afloat with Crew

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.

RNLI/Niki Brooks

ILB Crew

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