St Ives RNLI Rescue Kayaker in Trouble
Lifeboat press release
The St Ives all-weather lifeboat and inshore lifeboat were commissioned this morning (September 15) following a pager alert at 6:53 a.m. to assist a capsized kayaker.
With George Deacon as head coxswain on the inshore lifeboat and Robert Cocking as coxswain on the all weather lifeboat along with our volunteer crew, they quickly made it to Top Cove in Godrevy.
Upon arrival at the scene, the victim had made it safely ashore with the assistance of a surfer. The crew assessed the victim who was a bit in shock, but otherwise it was okay.
The two lifeboats then stopped and returned to the boathouse to be ready for service.
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