Two tasks carried out by The Lizard RNLI Lifeboat in One Morning.
The Lizard RNLI Lifeboat launched on service on Saturday 10th July following a pager alert at 09.08am
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.
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.
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.