Report of person in water prompts St Agnes RNLI lifeboat launch

Lifeboats News Release

With large surf and an almost full tide, the lifeboat was taken to sea to search the Droskyn area west of Perranporth.

RNLI/Tom Knight

Shore and boat crew recover the D-Class lifeboat

Arriving on scene the crew were informed by HM Coastguard Falmouth that the person thought to be in the sea had now managed to climb to rocks. With a coastguard cliff rescue team on scene and preparing to lower one of their team to investigate, St Agnes lifeboat crew stood off, away from the dangerous shore break.

With other agencies confirming that the person had reached safety, St Agnes lifeboat was stood down and the volunteer crew returned to Trevaunance Cove. By this time the tide was approaching full height and surf size had increased considerably. In these conditions timing and teamwork were critical. After a thorough briefing of shore crew and communication with crew on board, a successful landing was made and the lifeboat was recovered safely.

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Key facts about the RNLI

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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