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Our volunteer RNLI crew had a very early start on the 16 July, launching at 3.16am to reports of a missing person. The crew began a search but were stood down shortly after as the person had been found safe and well. The lifeboat was refuelled and ready for service by 7.20am. Also tasked were rescue Helicopter 924, Bude Coastguard Search and Rescue Team, Hartland Coastguard Search and Rescue Team and Devon & Cornwall Police.

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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, in a normal year, 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.

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