Volunteer crew launch St Ives Lifeboat for two persons cut off by the tide

Lifeboats News Release

At 4.56pm, the pagers sounded and our volunteer lifeboat crew responded. Falmouth Coastguard needed our assistance.


Jonathan Harvey, Helm launched the inshore lifeboat in a high swell with volunteers Jack Hill and Jake Martin and they got underway, followed very quickly by the all weather lifeboat launched by Matt Simpson with Charles Anderson-Smith, Sam Pellow, Barney Stevens and Martin Ashmore.

The crew arrived at the Fisherman's Cove location where two people had been cut off by the tide. Jonathan Harvey manoeuvred the inshore lifeboat into the cove, and safely recovered both persons. Due to the sea conditions, the decision was made to transfer both persons to the all weather lifeboat and then onward and safely back to the lifeboat station. Thankfully there were no casualties, and everyone is safely back.

If you see anyone in trouble, do not enter the water yourself. Please call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

Tides change really quickly, don’t get cut off, check them.
You can find out more information about tides in your area through tide tables, apps, weather news or local websites.

Check forecasts and tides online

Or find tide tables and surf reports for the UK and Ireland on magicseaweed.com

RNLI/Niki Brooks

Crew returning

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