The Lizard RNLI Lifeboat launches to casualty with head injury at Cadgwith Cove

Lifeboats News Release

The Lizard RNLI Lifeboat was tasked to launch on service at 18.35pm on Thursday 3 June to reports of a male casualty with a head injury on rocks at Cadgwith Cove.

• RNLB Rose, HM Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 924 and paramedics on scene at Cadgwith Cove.

Mullion Coastguard Rescue Team

Following an immediate launch and under the command of Second Coxswain Darren Thirlaway, RNLB Rose proceeded to The Todden at Cadgwith Cove - Little Beach, where the teenage casualty was on rocks, conscious and awaiting medical help.

The smaller Y-boat was deployed from the lifeboat to carry paramedics (from the beach) to the casualty where he was made comfortable prior to the Coastguard helicopter 924 airlifting him to Treliske Hospital in Truro. The lifeboat arrived back at her station in Kilcobben Cove at 20.45pm.

**Even on the sunniest of days please let this be yet another reminder of how dangerous our coastline can be. Don't take any unnecessary risks and most importantly please continue to Respect the Water.**

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