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Padstow RNLI Lifeboat crew launched on 11 December 2021 to a broken down fishing vessel 3 miles north of Trevose Head.

Once on scene our Coxswain assessed the situation and made the decision that undertaking a tow was necessary and the safest way to assist. The vessel was taken safely into Padstow Harbour and the lifeboat returned to the station at 4pm.

Thanks to NCI Stepper Point for capturing this photo which shows the conditions very well!

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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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