St Ives RNLI Assist Police and HM Coastguard

Lifeboats News Release

St Ives RNLI lifeboat assist with a potential search

RNLI/Russell Bush

All Weather Lifeboat and Inshore Lifeboat are Launched

The pagers sounded at 15:15 this afternoon (Monday) and Falmouth Coastguard requested our assistance. Our volunteer crew quickly made their way to the Lifeboat Station to launch both lifeboats.

With Coxswain Robin Langford on the All Weather Lifeboat and Barney Stevens as helm on the Inshore Lifeboat, they made their way over to the Portreath area to assist the Police and Portreath Coastguard with a potential search.

As they arrived at the location, both boats were stood down as they were no longer needed. The crew returned to the Lifeboat Station and readied the lifeboats for service.

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