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Lizard Lifeboat launches following a call from the casualty to the Coastguard

Lifeboats News Release

Following a 999 call to the Coastguard from the casualty vessel, The Lizard Lifeboat launched on service at 8pm on Wednesday 27 July.

RNLI/The Lizard RNLI

Returning to Kilcobben Cove
The 15ft open boat with one person on board had lost all engine power and was drifting approximately 200m from shore near Ogo-dour Cove, south of Mullion Cove. Upon arrival on scene it was quickly ascertained that the boat had no means of power or propulsion so the decision was taken to attach a tow line and safely take the boat in to Mullion Harbour. Prior to their arrival in to the harbour the smaller Y-boat was deployed from the lifeboat to safely escort the boat in to the cove. RNLB Rose arrived back at her station at Kilcobben Cove at 9.15pm where she was re-housed, refuelled and made ready for service again when required by 9.35pm.

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