Author: Tracy Cayton-Smith
Newquay RNLI's volunteers launched at 4.05pm on Thursday (19 July) to assist a man with a fishing hook stuck in his finger.
Local pleasure fishing boat Atlantis requested the assistance of Newquay RNLI lifeboat when a fishing hook became embedded in the day tripper’s finger.
The Atlantic 85 lifeboat launched with Joe Emmett on the helm. Arriving on scene the volunteers quickly transferred the injured man to the lifeboat and bought him back to the harbour.
Christian Brown, RNLI crew member and paramedic was then able to remove the fish hook from the mean’s finger, dress the wound and send him on his way.
Two days earlier, on Tuesday 17 July, the volunteers had been tasked to reports of a dinghy drifting out to sea about half a mile off Fistral beach.
Newquay’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat launched with Michael Martin at the helm. A thorough search of the area revealed nothing, a false alarm with good intent.
Members of the public should always dial 999 and as for the coastguard if they think someone is in difficulties, volunteer crews would rather be called out to a false alarm than miss a genuine need for help.
Newquay lifeboat day is on Sunday 12 August in the harbour. Members of the public will be able to meet the volunteers and inspect the lifeboats as close quarters The crew will also be demonstrating their skills and the lifeboat’s capabilities along with other SAR agencies. The family fun day offers plenty of opportunity to support the RNLI’s valuable lifesaving work. The RNLI receives no government funding and is funded solely by donations and legacies.
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For more information contact Tracy Cayton-Smith, Newquay RNLI Lifeboat Station Press Officer, on 0770 3737330