The RNLI in St Ives has taken a huge step towards getting a new Shannon Class lifeboat.
The Queen launched the appeal in May 2013 and it's raised more than £100,000.
It's hoped the town will take delivery of the lifeboat in autumn 2015.
The RNLI says it's still having to respond to numerous call outs - despite the holiday season coming to end.
Falmouth's Lifeboat has reported it has been called out on six occasions in the last nine days - with shouts ranging from searching for a missing person to towing yachts to safety.
A 31 year old man has been rescued from a cave near St Agnes in Cornwall after falling from 30ft cliffs.
The man had been exploring the coast path near Wheal Coates on Thursday night when he fell to the beach below.
He suffered a broken ankle, but managed to take refuge in a cave before the St Agnes RNLI Inshore Lifeboat found him.
The crew said he had a lucky escape.
It was pitch black when we arrived on scene, and we only managed to locate him because he had a torchlight. We couldn't hear him as he was right at the back of the cave.
It was a good job all round and a great example of joint agency working between St Agnes RNLI Lifeboat, St Agnes Cliff Rescue and the ambulance service.
We undertake regular training at night so that when incidents like this arise, we have the skills in place to perform the rescue.
Vistors to Trevaunance Cove in Cornwall will see action both in the skies and in the sea on today as St Agnes RNLI Lifeboat hold their annual Lifeboat Day.The day is extra special this year as all funds raised will go towards the recently launched new lifeboat appeal for St Agnes.
The RNLI are warning of the dangers of strong rip currents after a series of incidents around the region. The charity's lifeguards have captured some of their recent rescues on board mounted cameras and are advising anyone planning to go into the water to beware of the strong currents and to ensure they are at a lifeguarded beach.
The RNLI and the Amateur Swimming Association are teaming up at Bude to launch a safe swimming initiative.
It comes after statistics revealed a high number of incidents where children were unsafe in the water.
- 17% of parents say their child has got into difficulties in the water
- 5% of parents say their child has been in a serious incident in the water
- 21% of parents don't always supervise their children in the water
- 9% of parents say their children can't swim
- 21% of parents believe if their child can swim a length of a 25m pool they will be safe to swim in the water.
A charity has teamed up with the RNLI to encourage people to be safe when swimming as children try to cool off.
The Amateur Swimming Association will be launching a water safety initiative in Bude today after it found that 17% of parents in the South West say their child has got into difficulties in water. This summer they'll be running courses to try to give children confidence when out in open water.
The RNLI has begun its "Respect the Water" campaign in Newquay. 32 lives were lost on the south west coastline last year and it wants beach-goers and surfers to take more care.
The number of people who died along Britain's coast in 2013 was the highest in four years, the RNLI said as it launches a campaign calling on people to Respect the Water.
Figures show that 167 people died in water-related accidents and a further 368 were rescued by lifeguard crews after getting into difficulties.
Cold water shock, rip currents and fatigue were common factors in contributing to accidents at the coast while alcohol played a part in 28 deaths last year.
As the temperature continues to soar RNLI coastal safety manager Ross Macleod called for people to stay safe around the water.
"We really feel that that number is too high and we need to do something about it," he said.
The campaign will be launched in Brighton today by England rugby player James Haskell who said: "This is about being smart and safe when you are there."
Respect the water-that's the message from the RNLI. The charity is launching a campaign today warning people to be extra careful this summer. It comes after new figures revealed 32 people lost their lives on the south west coast last year.