Easter weekend callout for St Agnes RNLI lifeboat to injured walker
On Saturday 16 April, the St Agnes inshore lifeboat was called out to an injured walker with RNLI lifeguards and a volunteer patrol also in attendance.
The casualty was assisted by local RNLI lifeguards from Porthtowan and a volunteer patrol, but the high spring tides meant they were all quickly cut off.
On scene, the casualty was assessed and monitored, but due to the nature of the injuries, a HM Coastguard helicopter was tasked to assist with a safe evacuation.
The casualty was relocated to the beach by helicopter, where they were met by the St. Agnes and Portreath coastguard rescue teams and an awaiting ambulance for onward treatment. A great multi-agency response.
The St Agnes volunteer lifeboat crew were back at the station by 3.11pm.
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