St Ives RNLI rescue kayaker in difficulty
St Ives all-weather lifeboat and inshore lifeboat launched on service this morning (15 September) following a pager alert at 6.53am to assist a kayaker who had capsized.
With George Deacon as Senior Helm on the inshore lifeboat and Robert Cocking as coxswain on the all-weather lifeboat along with our volunteer crew, they quickly made their way to Top Cove at Godrevy.
Upon arrival at the scene the casualty had safely made his way to shore with the help of a surfer. The crew assessed the casualty who was in a little bit of shock but otherwise ok.
Both lifeboats where then stood down and returned to the boathouse to be made ready for service.
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.