St Ives Lifeboat responds to reports of family in the water

Lifeboats News Release

At 2.48pm today the pagers sounded suddenly, the crew were urgently required.

RNLI/Niki Brooks

Lifeboat launching from the slipway


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.
The family had been on the rocks and with the sea conditions as they were, they’d been swept into the sea.

Luckily on arrival 2 of the 3 members of family had managed to struggle their way onto land, one of the remaining family members hadn’t been located, but shortly was. In this instance everyone luckily made it out and were received immediately by the waiting ambulance.
At this point the crew were stood down and they made their way back to the station.

RNLI/Niki Brooks

All weather on route

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