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Our volunteer RNLI crew launched today (20 October) at 10.23am to reports of a stand-up paddle boarder heading around the Cataclews and seeming to be drifting out to sea.

Once on scene and after talking to a Harlyn Surf School instructor also on scene, the crew carried out a search.

Meanwhile Padstow Coastguard who were also tasked, were at Harlyn and Mother Ivey’s Bay. After speaking to the persons father, it was confirmed that the paddle boarder had made it back to shore safely.

Padstow Lifeboat crew were stood down and returned to the station, refuelled and ready for service at 11.20am.

The pagers sounded again this afternoon at 1.38pm to assist body boarders at Constantine, but the crew were stood down before they launched as the body boarders had managed to get back to shore.

Photo Credit: Bev Christian

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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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