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Poor visibility for The Lizard RNLI lifeboat volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

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.

Mullion Coastguards

Location of Casualties
Due to thick fog visibility was incredibly poor and following a prompt launch, RNLB Rose arrived on scene at 5.11pm. Initial reports were that the casualties location was unknown so the search began near to Asparagus Island where they were quickly located. No injuries had been sustained and no medical attention was required.

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.

Thank you to Mullion and Porthoustock Coastguard Rescue Teams who were also in attendance this afternoon.

Mullion Coastguards

Back to the Safety of the Beach

Mullion Coastguards

Homeward Bound

RNLI/Lyndsay Bray

Rehousing in the Station at Kilcobben Cove

RNLI/Lyndsay Bray

Final Rehousing Procedure

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