Newquay RNLI warns against exercising at sea after callout

From Newquay RNLI:

 

Our RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were alerted at 7.36 pm  (Sunday 26 April) to reports of a female trapped by the incoming tide just below the Barrowfields.

The charity’s D class inshore lifeboat was launched in a slight swell at 7.45 pm and the casualty was retrieved safe and well and returned to the lifeboat station at 8.05 pm.

Our charity’s lifeboat service is still available during the lockdown, but every time a lifeboat crew is called to an incident, it puts additional pressure on RNLI volunteers and other front line emergency services as well as potentially exposing them to Covid-19.

While you are allowed out for daily exercise, we do not recommend that this exercise is on or in the sea. So if you do go for a walk or a run at the coast, please follow the RNLI’s safety advice:

• Take care near cliffs – know your route and your limitations

• Check the weather forecast and tide times

• If you fall into the water unexpectedly FLOAT TO LIVE. Fight your instinct to thrash around, lean back, extend your arms and legs, and Float

In any coastal emergency dial 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard

Photo by Regie Butler, Newquay Coastguard Rescue Team

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