St Ives RNLI lifeboat launch to assist in a search for missing person
The St Ives all-weather RNLI lifeboat, the Nora Stachura, was launched on Friday 7 July at 5.10pm, following a request from the Falmouth coastguard. They were tasked to assist in a search for a suspected missing person off the coast of Porthtowan.
The prevailing weather conditions at the time were good visibility, calm seas with a slight swell. The St Agnes RNLI lifeboat as well as the coastguard assisted in the search. Thankfully the missing person was located on land and as a result the voluntary rescue services were stood down.
The St Ives lifeboat with coxswain Robert Cocking at the helm and voluntary crew returned to station at 6.10pm.
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 over 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.