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Newquay RNLI lifeboat volunteers med-evac man from angling boat

Lifeboats News Release

Newquay's RNLI volunteers brought ashore an unwell man from a 12-metre charter angling boat, around six miles north-west of Towan Head on Sunday (16 July)

The lifeboat returns to her carraige at Newquay Harbour after bringing man to safety

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The lifeboat returns to her carraige at Newquay Harbour after bringing man to safety
The man in his 50s from South Korea was suffering from seasickness and there were concerns for his health due to recent surgery, so the angling boat skipper, who had other passengers onboard, asked for assistance and the Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Gladys Mildred launched with four crew at 11.10am, reaching the scene within 15 minutes.

The unwell man & his son were brought back to the harbour in a moderate south-westerly breeze and were met by another of the RNLI volunteers who is a paramedic, but fortunately the man recovered once he was back on dry land and didn't require further treatment.

A spokesman said: 'We were pleased to be able to assist the man & his son, and we invite the public to join us & support our RNLI volunteers at Newquay Lifeboat Day on Sunday 20 August'.


RNLI media contacts:

Andy Hobkinson, volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Newquay RNLI lifeboat station. Email: andy_hobkinson@rnli.org.uk. Mobile: 07880 507464.

Amy Caldwell, RNLI Public Relations Manager (South). Email: amy_caldwell@rnli.org.uk. Mobile: 07920 818807.

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