A Busy Weekend for The Lizard Lifeboat Station

Lifeboats News Release

RNLB Rose Launches on Service Three Times in two Days!

RNLI/The Lizard

Crew awaiting casualty evacuated from Pentreath Beach via the Y-boat.
Saturday 13th August - RNLB Rose launched on service shortly before 9pm to locate an overdue swimmer in the vicinity of Mullion Cove. Approximately five minutes after launching the lifeboat was stood down by the Coastguard as it had been reported that the casualty had been rescued by two paddle boarders who proceeded to transfer her to a local fishing vessel where she was safely taken ashore in to Mullion Harbour. RNLB Rose returned to her station at Kilcobben Cove and was made ready for service again when required by 9.30pm.

Sunday 14th August – The lifeboat was tasked at 3.27pm following a request from the Mullion Coastguard Rescue Team to carry out a medical evacuation of a female casualty from Pentreath Beach, The Lizard. Upon arrival on scene it was ascertained that the casualty had a pre-existing medical condition, and was in need of urgent medical attention. Under the command of Second Coxswain Darren Thirlaway, the smaller Y-boat was deployed to collect the casualty from the beach where she was then safely transferred to the lifeboat. Accompanied by the Y-boat, RNLB Rose then proceeded to Mullion harbour and again safely transferred the casualty (via the smaller Y-boat) in to the care of the Coastguard Rescue Team and to await the arrival of an ambulance. Once rehousing the Y-boat back on to the lifeboat, RNLB Rose returned to her station shortly before 5pm and was made ready for service again when required.

Sunday 14th August - The second launch of the day for the lifeboat and her crew was at 8.30pm. RNLB Rose launched on service to locate and assist a yacht with two people on board in a position (approximately) five miles south of Lizard Point. The Coastguard had reported that the vessel had fouled its prop during the early afternoon and as a result its occupants had every intention of sailing to the nearest port. However as the wind had died in the early evening the yacht had become becalmed and was unable to continue making any progress. Upon arrival on scene the decision was made to attach a tow rope to the yacht and it was safely taken in to Falmouth Harbour. RNLB Rose arrived back at the station at 12.15am.

RNLI/The Lizard

The Y-boat returning to RNLB Rose from Mullion Harbour

RNLI/The Lizard

About to re-house the Y-boat aboard RNLB Rose from Mullion Harbour

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