RNLI St Ives assist a female with a possible broken shoulder.
The St Ives All Weather Lifeboat ‘Nora Stachura’ and the Inshore Lifeboat ‘Donald Dean’ were both launched on service at 6:45pm today.
With Jake Martin as Coxswain on the All Weather Lifeboat and Jack Hill as Helm on the Inshore Lifeboat they were tasked to assist an injured female with a shoulder injury at Fishermans Cove. Upon arriving at the scene it appeared the casualty had a possible dislocated or broken shoulder.
The location of the casualty made it difficult to put her on the lifeboat so, with the assistance of the Portreath Cliff Rescue Team, the casualty was transferred to the Coastguard helicopter and taken to hospital. Both boats were then stood down.
The All Weather Lifeboat was put on the mooring and will be recovered at low tide tomorrow. The Inshore Lifeboat was brought back to the station where it was washed down and made ready for service.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.