St Ives Lifeboat responds to reports of family in the water
At 2.48pm today the pagers sounded suddenly, the crew were urgently required.
Rob Cocking, Coxswain launched the all weather lifeboat and the crew got underway. The coastguard had a report of a family being swept into the water.
With a large swell the crew made their way to Godrevy. On scene were HM Coastguard, Portreath Rescue team, Cornwall Air Ambulance, RNLI Penwith Lifeguards and South Western Ambulance service.
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.