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Lifeboats News Release

Rob Cocking, Coxswain launched the all weather lifeboat, and Helm Barney Stevens launched the inshore lifeboat.

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Crew on route

Reports of a capsized day boat in the Hayle area, with 3 casualties sitting on top of the vessel had come through.

The crew got underway to Hayle and on arrival at the scene unfortunately the boat had partially sunk. All 3 casualties had managed to make their way to the beach, but were suffering potentially from cold water shock. The appropriate emergency responders were called, and the crew from the inshore lifeboat made their way onto the beach to attend to the 3 casualties whilst waiting for the ambulance to arrive.

Whilst the ILB crew attended to the 3 casualties, the all weather lifeboat crew then put the partially sunken vessel under tow to Hayle Harbour to ensure it was safely removed from the waters.

The 3 casualties were passed over to the ambulance crew for any assessment and treatment.
The crew then made their way back to the station and readied the boats once again for service.

RNLI/Niki Brooks

Crew Launching

RNLI/Niki Brooks

Towing of the capsized vessel

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