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St Ives launches to fisherman cut off by the tide

Lifeboats News Release

At 4.40pm the volunteers quickly made their to the station. The had pagers sounded, Falmouth Coastguard needed the inshore lifeboat.

ILB on route

RNLI/Niki Brooks

Helm Jake Martin launched the inshore lifeboat with Volunteers Jack Hill and Neil Brooks.

The crew made their way to Clodgy Point. A casualty was cut off by the incoming tide, he’d been caught out at the speed the tide had come in whilst fishing.

Helm Jake Martin managed to put the bow of the boat as close to the rocks as possible, and volunteer Jack Hill joined the casualty on the rocks in order to assist the casualty and secure a life jacket.
Then Jake located an area safe from the swell to position the bow of the lifeboat onto the rock, held steady by Neil, so the casualty could board the vessel.

Once the casualty was safely secured the volunteer crew returned to the station. All safe and well.

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