Three shouts in as many days for Penlee lifeboats

Three shouts in as many days for Penlee lifeboats

Three shouts in as many days for Penlee lifeboats

First published in News

The volunteer crew of the Penlee RNLI had a busy weekend with three shouts in three days.

On Friday, August 22, the crew launched the all weather lifeboat Ivan Ellen to help a broken down 24 foot local fishing boat Go For It just before midday.

An RNLI spokesperson said: "The fishing boat with her two man crew had suffered engine failure approximately nine miles south east of Newlyn harbour. 

"The lifeboat arrived on scene thirty minutes later and quickly took the stricken vessel under tow back to Newlyn harbour."

The crew were called into action again in the early hours of Sunday morning when to search for a missing vulnerable person.

The pagers first went off at 1.15am, and just as the inshore lifeboat Paul Alexander there was a call to launch the all-weather lifeboat Ivan Ellen, with Falmouth Coastguard asking both boats to conduct a shoreline search.

The vessels hunted between Newlyn and Mousehole, with the Paul Alexander staying close to the shore and at one stage searching Mousehole harbour.

At around 2.15am the all-weather lifeboat was sent to a yacht with engine problems ten miles south of Mousehole Island.

The inshore lifeboat with her three man crew continued the search, which included the Coastguard Cliff Rescue Teams, police and the police helicopter, until 3am when they were stood down until first light.

However the man was later found by the police before the lifeboats were relaunched.

The Ivan Ellen arrived at the casualty yacht Cadenza just before 3am and quickly established a tow, and both boats arrived back in Newlyn harbour at 4.30am.

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