Four people stranded as they are cut off by the tide
On the 25 July 2021 the crew pagers sounded at 6.12pm in the evening, Falmouth Coastguard requested the assistance of St Ives RNLI lifeboat crew. As quickly and safely as possible the volunteer crew made their way to the scene.
The Inshore lifeboat was launched with volunteers George Deacon as Helm and two crew members. They were tasked to assist four persons who were cut off by the tide at Strap Rock near Gwithian Towans. Once they had been located they were helped on board and taken to shore. All four persons were found to be safe and well. Once ashore they were given advice on the dangers of the tides before being reunited with their family.
The Inshore lifeboat was then returned to the boathouse and made ready for service.
Please remember to check the tides and sea conditions before you head down to the beaches as you can quickly become cut off.
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