Real shout adds to St Ives Lifeboat Day drama
A TRADITIONALLY packed quayside greeted a traditionally action packed St Ives Lifeboat Day last week.
Thursday dawned bright and sunny to welcome St Ives Lifeboat Day 2013.
West Pier and the Lifeboat House were packed with a range of stalls and attractions to entertain the large crowds.
All weather lifeboat The Princess Royal was on display on the launch slip for all to see close up along with the RIB, the D class inshore Lifeboat the Colin Bramley Parker, and the capsize display boat.
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As the crowds watched on the Princess Royal launched into the harbour to take part in an exciting display with the helicopter from RNAS Culdrose.
As evening drew on the crowds moved to The Sloop Inn for entertainment by Melodious Funk, and an auction that helped raise more than £9000.
The day was topped off with a little added drama when the crew were called out on a real shout.
Coxswain Paul Whiston said: “As fate would have it our volunteer crews were called out just as lifeboat day was finishing.
“Just after we had finished cleaning, refueling and putting the boat away, the pagers went off and both boats were called out to assist in the search for a missing person East of Godrevy. “After searching for around two hours, with the inshore lifeboat crew searching very close into the rocks and on the beaches where necessary, the lifeboat crew were stood down and returned to St Ives just in time for the auction outside The Sloop Inn.”
If you want to donate £5 to St Ives RNLI Lifeboat Day you can do so by texting RNLI ST IVES to 70300.