Newquay RNLI rescue boys trapped by tide

Lifeboats News Release

Newquay RNLI volunteers were alerted at 5.14pm on Monday (1 March) and launched the charity's D class inshore lifeboat to assist two boys trapped on rocks by the high spring tide near Newquay Harbour.

RNLI crew in D class inshore lifeboat pull away from rocks with two boys safely onboard

RNLI/Dan Tucker

Newquay RNLI crew take stranded boys to safety

With around 90-minutes remaining until high water, and in a moderate south easterly breeze, the lifeboat crew rescued the two 14-year-old boys from the rocks between Towan Beach and South Quay and landed them safely at the harbour within ten minutes of launching.

RNLI volunteer Deputy Launching Authority, Phil Morris said: ‘If you’re lucky enough to be able to visit the coast at the moment, please remember to check tide times, watch your exits and in an emergency, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard’.

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