St Agnes Lifeboat Launches to Collapsed Man

Lifeboats News Release

With reports of a 62-year-old man collapsed near Portreath, St Agnes’ volunteer crew was paged at 3.17pm and launched within five minutes.

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St Agnes D-Class ILB Launches

The D-Class inshore lifeboat made a swift passage to Fisherman’s Cove to support flanking station, St Ives’ All Weather Lifeboat (ALB). Arriving on scene the crew were able to assist Portreath Coastguard Cliff Rescue Team in assessing the casualty before transferring him to the waiting ALB and a paramedic on board. Arriving at Portreath the casualty was again transferred to shore in the D-Class lifeboat and was taken to hospital for further treatment.

Volunteer crew members attending the tasking noted that there were a number of vehicles parked on Quay Road which made approaching the station more difficult and dangerous for pedestrians. In the past illegally parked vehicles have caused significant delays for emergency services. At one point on Sunday there were three vehicles parked on the no-through road to the beach, making access for emergency vehicles impossible. Local officials have asked everyone to be respectful of parking regulations and remember that emergency access could be needed at any time.

St Agnes RNLI Lifeboat was cleaned, refuelled and rehoused ready for service at 5.20pm.

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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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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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