Sennen Cove RNLI volunteers launch to assist small RIB

Lifeboats News Release

The Sennen Cove all-weather lifeboat City of London III launched on Saturday 28 August following a request from HM Coastguard Falmouth after receiving a call help from small Rib with one person on board, one mile south of Longships Lighthouse.

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The RNLI volunteer crew’s pagers activated at 10.53am and the lifeboat quickly launched with five crew, under the command of Coxswain Ollie George.

The Lifeboat arrived with the casualty vessel at 10.10am. The gentleman was fully equipped with all the essential safety aids but had unfortunately suffered from engine failure. By carrying a means to call for help he was able to contact the coastguard who made appropriate arrangements for his safe recovery.

The gentleman was transferred to the safety of the lifeboat and his small Rib taken in tow to Sennen Cove, arriving around 11.50

Once the rib was safely recovered to the harbour beach the City of London III was recovered up the long slip, washed down, refuelled and made ready her next service.

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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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