RNLI St Ives on the second shout of the day.

Lifeboats News Release

Second shout for RNLI St Ives on Bank holiday weekend

RNLI/Russell Bush

August Bank Holiday Saturday 2022 was a busy day for RNLI St Ives. Just short of two hours after the crew had return from an early evening shout, the pagers sounded again. At 9:28pm Falmouth Coastguard had received a report of people shouting in the water near Hayle Bar.


With Jack Hill as Helm for the first time, the Inshore Lifeboat was launched and started to make its way to the scene. The All Weather Lifeboat (ALB) was still on its mooring after the earlier shout so the crew were taken out to the ALB on the Boarding Boat. This is a craft similar to the Inshore Lifeboat, we use it to take our crew out to the ALB if it is on the mooring and the Inshore Lifeboat is out on a shout.


As both boats approached the location, they received a stand down from Falmouth Coastguard. The people in the water were now safe and sound on dry land.


Both boats were then brought back to the station to be washed down and made ready for service .

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