St Ives RNLI called out to paddleboarder

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI St Ives Inshore lifeboat assist a 14 year old paddleboarder

RNLI/Russell Bush

RNLI St Ives Inshore Lifeboat

St Ives Inshore Lifeboat was launched on service at 18:33 today to assist a 14 year old male paddle boarder with a head injury in the Godrevy area.

With Jonathan Harvey as helm, the Inshore Lifeboat quickly made its way to Top Cove where they met up with the Lifeguard and Coastguard teams. They gave the casualty first aid until the ambulance arrived on scene to take the injured party to hospital.

The Inshore Lifeboat then made its way back to the Lifeboat Station where it was washed down and made ready for service.

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