Two tasks carried out by The Lizard RNLI Lifeboat in One Morning.

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The Lizard RNLI Lifeboat launched on service on Saturday 10th July following a pager alert at 09.08am

RNLI/Johnny Bray

Assisting the yacht following removing the rope from thei prop
The Lizard RNLI Lifeboat launched on service following a pager alert at 09.08am, to go to the assistance of a yacht with a fouled prop 3 nautical miles East of the station.

With 6 people on board the yacht, which was on passage from the Helford to the Isles of Scilly had a rope entangled around its prop disabling it from sailing. Upon arrival on scene the lifeboat deployed its smaller Y-boat and with two crew members on board the rope was safely removed. A tow rope was then attached to the yacht and the lifeboat towed it a short distance before it was ascertained that it would be able to proceed unassisted.

On their return to the station the lifeboat was diverted to rocks in the area of Bass Point to go to the aid of a group of people coasteering the coastline.

One of the party was exhausted and unable to proceed with the activity. Again the smaller Y-boat was deployed from the lifeboat and the casualty who required no medical attention was taken back to the station to be collected from there. RNLB Rose had rehoused shortly before 11.15am.

RNLI/Johnny Bray

Assisting casualty from the coasteering party.

RNLI/Matthew Bray

Arriving back at the station

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