Sennen Cove inshore lifeboat aids swimmer in difficulties.

Lifeboats News Release

A launch request was received from HM Coastguard Falmouth at 4.37 pm, on Wednesday 4 August, to help an injured man in the sea at Pedn Vounder beach near Porthcurno.

The D class inshore lifeboat(ILB) Amy Brown launched at 4.45pm with a total of three RNLI volunteer crew including Tom Nicholas on his first service launch as ILB helmsman.

The RNLI volunteers arrived at Pedn Vounder at 5.08pm where an RNLI lifeguard and one of his off duty colleagues brought the casualty out through the surf to the inshore lifeboat.

The gentleman was transferred to Porthcurno beach where, unable to walk, he was taken to the car park on a stretcher by two of the lifeboat crew, the lifeguards and a couple of members of the public who volunteered to help.

The gentleman was handed into the care of his family who took him to hospital for further assessment.

The RNLI volunteers returned to station arriving at 5.55pm where the inshore lifeboat was recovered and made ready for her next service.

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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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.

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