The Lizard Lifeboat Launched to Assist Lone Yachtsman
Our crew pagers sounded at 13.21pm and RNLB Rose launched on service soon after to locate and subsequently assist a lone yachtsman in a position of 15 nautical miles South West of Lizard Point.
Once ensuring that the very grateful yachtsman and his vessel were safe and secure, RNLB Rose headed for home at Kilcobben Cove, arriving there at approximately 19.45pm. The lifeboat was then rehoused, refuelled and made ready for service again when required.
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.
Learn more about the RNLI
Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries