Sennen Cove RNLI crew assist in a search for a missing person
On Saturday morning (23 September) the RNLI Sennen Cove lifeboat City of London III
was on a joint exercise with the National Coastwatch Institution at Gwennap Head when they were tasked by HM Coastguard Falmouth at about 11.30 am to assist the Land's End Coastguard Cliff Rescue Team in a search for a missing person.
The casualty was spotted in the water by the lifeboat crew, and the Coastguard Rescue helicopter, which had also been tasked, airlifted the casualty to hospital.
RNLI media contacts
For more information contact Brian Simpson Sennen Cove Lifeboat Press Officer 01736 871 631 or 07762 057127 email@example.com or the Duty Press Officer on 01202 336789
Key facts about the RNLI
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.
The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.
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The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland