Late night Shout for St Ives RNLI
The crew we're woken from their sleep as the pagers sounded at 0.58am in the early hours of Sunday morning
Both the Inshore and All Weather lifeboats were launched to assist the coastguard and police in a shoreline search between Clodgy Point and Carrack Dhu. After a couple of hours searching both boats were stood down and returned safely to shore.
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.