Volunteer crew launch St Ives Lifeboat for two persons cut off by the tide
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.
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 over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, 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.