RNLI St Ives launch Inshore Lifeboat to assist a group of people.
RNLI St Ives launches Inshore Lifeboat to a group of people in the Hayle Estuary
Falmouth Coastguard sounded the crew pagers at 6.55pm this evening. Our volunteer crew quickly made their way to the lifeboat station to launch the Inshore Lifeboat.
With Barney Stevens as Helm along with two crew members they headed to the Hayle Estuary area to assist a group of people with one person possibly needing medical assistance. When they arrived at the scene the crew checked the casualty and they were happy that everyone was ok and needed no further assistance.
The Inshore lifeboat made its way back to the boathouse where it was washed down, refuelled and made ready for service .
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