Six-year-old’s quick thinking saves two in RNLI lifeboat rescue at St Agnes

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Keen eyed Sam (6) spotted two people waving for help and realised they were cut off by the tide.

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Six year old Sam with St Agnes RNLI crew

The quick-thinking youngster told his parents who called 999 to alert the Coastguard. Minutes later St Agnes RNLI lifeboat was launched to assist the two holiday makers trapped on Star Beach near Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes.

Volunteer RNLI helm, Rich Draisey, said: 'Star Beach is a classic cut-off spot because it is tucked in below the cliffs and people do not see that the tide has already come in around the corner. Thanks to Sam’s awareness and his parents’ timely call to the emergency services, we were able to bring the casualties safely to shore.'

Sam, pictured with volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew, Amy Bucknole, Charlie Jenkins and Rich Draisey, is keen to hone his water safety skills and is due to join St Agnes Surf Lifesaving Club this summer.

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