Sennen Cove inshore lifeboat aids kayaker in difficulties.

Lifeboats News Release

A call was received from HM Coastguard Falmouth at 1.15 pm on Sunday 18 July, in response to a kayaker's request for help. He was struggling against the current near Shark's Fin off Pedn-men-du.

The D class inshore lifeboat(ILB) Amy Brown launched at 1.18 pm with three RNLI volunteer crew and quickly arrived on scene. The crew assisted the kayaker out of his difficulties and checked he was safe and well.

When they were satisfied that the kayaker could now continue by himself, they returned to the station and the ILB was recovered back in the harbour at 1.30 pm.

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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 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.

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