St Ives Launch to two people cut off in Carbis Bay
It was just coming up to 9pm in the evening when the pagers sounded for the volunteer crew. Reports were coming in of two people cut off needing assistance.
The crew quickly responded launching the inshore lifeboat. Helm Barney Stevens, with volunteer crew Clare Goode and Ian Timms quickly launched the lifeboat to the West side of Carbis Bay.
Thankfully the two people were quickly located, and volunteer crew member Ian Timms climbed up the rocks in order to safely escort both persons onto the inshore lifeboat, handing them over to crew member Clare Goode.
The crew then quickly made their way back to St Ives harbour and the station where both persons were safely returned to land.
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.