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Our volunteer RNLI crew were tasked today (3 May 2021), along with Padstow Coastguard to reports of a kitesurfer in difficulty at Booby’s Bay. The crew arrived on the scene and were stood down as Constantine Bay RNLI lifeguards had managed to help the kitesurfer to shore.

The lifeboat was refuelled and ready for service by 11am.

Photo Credit: Amanda Wiseman

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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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