THE RNLI Newquay Facebook page told of a busy morning yesterday on Sunday.
Just as the volunteers had returned from a scheduled training exercise, washed the lifeboat and rehoused her, their pagers sounded for the second time this week.
At 12.10pm the crew was called to assist an adult and two children who had found themselves stranded on rocks near to Little Fistral and immediately the charity’s Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat was launched into a calm sea.
Fortunately the casualties had been helped from the rocks by the crew of a local fishing vessel and once the RNLI volunteers were on scene, the casualties were transferred into the lifeboat and taken back to the safety of Newquay harbour.
Shortly after returning to the harbour and securing the lifeboat back on her trailer, a member of the public alerted the crew to a paddle boarder who was experiencing difficulty just outside the harbour walls.
So for a third time, the lifeboat was put back into the water and went to the aid of the paddle boarder. The casualty was put aboard the boat and returned to the lifeboat station where he was clinically assessed by the helm of the lifeboat, himself a qualified paramedic and advised to go to hospital to get a full assessment of a shoulder injury.
If you see someone in difficulty at the coast, please don’t hesitate to call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.