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Third shout this week for St Ives RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer lifeboat crew at St Ives RNLI are having a busy week, responding to their pagers today (Friday 29 April) for the third time this week.

Both St Ives lifeboats were called out just before 10am this morning by the Coastguard who had been asked for assistance by the Police to search for the owner of a rucksack found on a cliff top near Hells Mouth.

Coastguard cliff rescue teams from St Ives and Portreath were tasked to carry out a land search of the area, while the St Ives all-weather lifeboat, Nora Stachura, and the inshore lifeboat, Colin Bramley Parker, were launched to conduct a search of the coastline.

The Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopter from Newquay also joined the search.

The search was called off after two hours when the owner of the rucksack was located safely in the area.

This is the third shout in four days for the volunteer crew at St Ives RNLI. On Tuesday the crew launched following reports of a personal locator beacon being activated in the area and on the Thursday the crew joined volunteers from St Agnes RNLI to assist a broken down fishing vessel near Portreath.

More information on previous shouts can be found here:
http://rnli.org/NewsCentre/Pages/St-Agnes-and-St-Ives-RNLI-lifeboats-assist-broken-down-fishing-vessel.aspx

http://rnli.org/NewsCentre/Pages/St-Ives-lifeboat-launched-to-investigate-personal-locator-beacon.aspx


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