Poor visibility for The Lizard RNLI lifeboat volunteers
The Lizard RNLI were tasked by the Coastguard at 4.43pm on Wednesday 8th September to attend Kynance Cove following reports of four people cut off by the tide.
The Y boat was deployed from the lifeboat and the casualties were taken two at a time from the island to the safety of the beach and left in the care of the Cliff Rescue Team. Leaving the scene at 5.25pm, RNLB Rose returned to the station at 5.39pm where she was rehoused, refuelled and made ready for service again.
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