Overnight launch for both Fowey RNLI lifeboats
On Monday July 3 at 10.45pm Fowey’s all-weather lifeboat and the D class lifeboat were launched to assist St Austell and Polruan coastguard in a situation involving a vulnerable male at St Catherine’s Castle above Fowey Harbour mouth.
Fowey’s volunteer lifeboat crews were tasked on scene to illuminate the area from the sea and provide safety cover, so that the coastguard could locate and access the casualty on land up at the castle.
Police negotiators arrived to care for the man and the lifeboats remained at the scene until they were stood down at 3.44am.
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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.
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