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Padstow lifeboat crew launched at 3.35pm (21 October 2021) to reports of four surfers in the rip at Treyarnon.
Whilst our volunteers were on route the surfers had managed to get to shore.


Once on scene the crew carried out a search to Porthcothan and back to ensure no one else was in the water.
The lifeboat remained on scene whilst Padstow Coastguard administered first aid to the surfers on the beach and paramedics were also on scene.


Padstow RNLI crew were then stood down and returned to the station, refuelled and ready for service by 4.30pm.

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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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