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Man rescued after falling from cliff in Cornwall

The RNLI inshore lifeboat back at base at Newquay after the shout Credit: RNLI/Newquay

Newquay RNLI lifeboat volunteers were called-out at early on Sunday (18 September) to assist police, Newquay and Padstow coastguard teams, ambulance service and the Coastguard rescue helicopter, after a man fell from cliffs at Whipsiderry.

With high tide approaching, the RNLI crew on the charity's D class inshore lifeboat stood-by in case any of the other emergency teams were cut off by the rising spring tide whilst they worked to treat the man and evacuate him from the shore.

The man in his 20s was airlifted to the Royal Cornwall Hospital by the Coastguard rescue helicopter.

Woman rescued by RNLI for THIRD time

A woman has been given what's been called a 'comprehensive safety briefing' after she had to be rescued three times by the RNLI in just four days.

The incidents happened in Looe last week. She'd been cut off by the tide and after the third occasion, was taken to the lifeboat station for a talk.

The key message there was they had forgotten the tides. They had no real appreciation of the tides and the fact it was coming up in such a direct location.

I'm just trying to get people to look at the tide table and look at the weather check the weather forecast.

– Dr Jasper Graham-Jones, Community Safety Officer, RNLI

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Three women and their dog rescued by lifeboat

Y-boat approaching the beach Credit: Padstow RNLI Lifeboat

Three people and their dog had to be rescued by the RNLI after they became cut off by the tide.

Padstow lifeboat launched shortly before 8pm to help the trio who had asked for help after realising they were surrounded by water at Harlyn.

The inshore Y-boat was sent with two crew members who made two trips to bring the group, and their dog, back to the lifeboat.

They were then transported back to Padstow

They realised they were cut off by the tide and made the right decision by calling the Coastguard. We are glad we could be there to help them.

We would always recommend that people seek advice on the tide times, currents and weather conditions to ensure they can enjoy our coastline safely.

– Michael England, Deputy coxswain and RNLI mechanic
Y-boat taking people back to the lifeboat Credit: Padstow RNLI Lifeboat
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