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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

Vandals smash charity shop windows

Damage to the Burnham-on-Sea RNLI shop Credit: Burnham-on-Sea RNLI

Vandals have struck a RNLI charity shop smashing windows and badly damaging others.

The RNLI shop, and a children's charity shop, on Burnham High Street are both counting the costs of the damage after the vandals struck on Saturday.

Neither shop had anything stolen.

Our RNLI shop volunteers are angry and upset. Repair will eat into a sizeable chunk of our fundraisng.

– Burnham-on-Sea RNLI
RNLI volunteer Mary Summers highlighting the damage Credit: Burnham-on-Sea RNLI


Teenage girl rescued after falling into gully at Cornish beach

Lifeguards stretcher the girl away from Trebarwith Credit: RNLI

A teenage girl was rescued by lifeguards after falling 15ft into a narrow gully at Trebarwith Strand on the north Cornish coast. The 15 year-old suffered a suspected broken ankle and was complaining of back pain.

The rescue was among several incidents that the RNLI were called out to yesterday.

"It was quite a tricky extraction from such a confined space. All of the lifeguards worked really well together to assess the casualty and safely move her to a more stable spot where the Coastguard team were able to airlift her to Derriford Hospital for treatment."

– Chris Wafer, RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor
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