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St Ives RNLI rescue injured fisherman

Lifeboats News Release

St Ives RNLI lifeboat rescued a fisherman with a leg injury early this morning (Wednesday 9 February).

RNLI Nora and tractor on the beach

RNLI/Russell Bush

RNLI Nora on the beach

It was an early start for our volunteer crew this morning (Wednesday 9 February) as their pagers sounded at 5.30am. St Ives RNLI all-weather lifeboat Nora Stachura was launched on service to assist a fisherman with a leg injury aboard a beam trawler 12 miles north west of St Ives.

Volunteers aboard the Shannon class lifeboat arrived on scene and assessed the situation. Due to a large swell running it was safer for the lifeboat to accompany the fishing vessel to the shelter of St Ives bay to safely transfer the casualty to the lifeboat.

The casualty was assessed by RNLI volunteer crew and returned to shore on the lifeboat for onward transfer to hospital.

The St Ives Cliff Rescue team also attended the incident.

RNLI/St Ives

Beam trawler involved in the shout

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