Routine exercise launch leads to rescue for The Lizard lifeboat crew
During a routine exercise launch, RNLB Rose and her crew were aware of a 23ft yacht in a position just West of Black Head, South of Coverack.
To get back on course the lifeboat followed the yacht until it was ascertained that the casualty was in need of some assistance on board his vessel. A lifeboat crew member went aboard the yacht and a decision was made to tow the vessel to the nearest safe harbour, Falmouth.
Falmouth RNLI volunteers launched to take over the tow north east of the Manacle Bell, Falmouth.
Having launched at 6.30pm, RNLB Rose arrived back at the station shortly before 11.30pm.
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