St Ives join multiple RNLI stations for person in the water

Lifeboats News Release

Multiple emergency services involved.

RNLI/Niki Brooks

All weather lifeboat leaving St Ives Harbour
Our Volunteer RNLI lifeboat crews from St Ives, St Agnes, Newquay, Padstow and Sennen Cove worked with other emergency services yesterday (12 November) in the search for a person in the water off Tubby’s Head near St Agnes.

Our volunteer lifeboat crews spent 14 hours at sea to search through darkness into the early hours of the morning.

This morning, the Coastguard have tasked the volunteer lifeboat crews from Newquay and St Agnes to resume a shoreline search.

This is a huge collective effort by all our volunteers and search and rescue colleagues, both those on scene and those providing back up support and our thoughts are with the casualty’s family and friends as the search continues.

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