26 May 2017 Looe RNLI Shout

photo_camera By Ian Foster local_offer Photography | Rescue | Looe RNLI

26 May 2017 - Looe RNLI Atlantic 85 B-894 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II © Ian Foster / fozimage

Looe RNLI lifeboat crews brave choppy seas to rescue a female stranded on rocks

26 May 2017 - Looe RNLI D Class D-741 Ollie Naismith © Ian Foster / fozimage

The female and a gentleman who went to her assistance were taken on board the Atlantic 85 and returned to the outer harbour steps at Polperro.

26 May 2017 - Looe RNLI Atlantic 85 B-894 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II © Ian Foster / fozimage

At 4.18 pm yesterday afternoon HM Coastguard Falmouth paged Looe RNLI volunteer crews following reports of a female cut off by the tide on rocks by the outer harbour at Polperro.

26 May 2017 - Looe RNLI Atlantic 85 B-894 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II © Ian Foster / fozimage

Within 8 minutes both of the inshore lifeboats launched into strong south easterly winds and choppy seas.

26 May 2017 - Looe RNLI D Class D-741 Ollie Naismith © Ian Foster / fozimage

Looe and Polruan Coastguard teams were also paged but stood down on route as the people were safe ashore.

26 May 2017 - Looe Coastguard Team responding © Ian Foster / fozimage

First to arrive was the charity's Atlantic 85 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II, the crew quickly located the female who was now accompanied by a gentleman who had climbed over the rocks to assist her.

26 May 2017 - Looe RNLI Atlantic 85 B-894 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II © Ian Foster / fozimage

Arriving shortly afterwards the D Class inshore lifeboat Ollie Naismith stood by as the two stranded people were taken aboard the Atlantic 85 and returned safely to the outer harbour steps.

26 May 2017 - Looe RNLI Atlantic 85 B-894 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II © Ian Foster / fozimage

26 May 2017 - Looe RNLI D Class D-741 Ollie Naismith © Ian Foster / fozimage

26 May 2017 - Looe RNLI D Class D-741 Ollie Naismith © Ian Foster / fozimage

The Atlantic 85 and D Class inshore lifeboats returned to Looe Lifeboat Station where they were washed down and refuelled ready to go back on service at 5.10 pm.

26 May 2017 - Looe RNLI inshore lifeboat recovery © Ian Foster / fozimage

26 May 2017 - Looe RNLI inshore lifeboat recovery © Ian Foster / fozimage

26 May 2017 - Looe RNLI inshore lifeboat recovery © Ian Foster / fozimage

Both of Looe RNLI helms recommend that if you are on a beach or rocks keep aware of your surroundings and always check the tide times. If you are on the coast and spot something out of the ordinary contact the Coastguard on 999.

Atlantic 85 crew: Clive Palfrey (helm), Brian Bowdler, Matthew Jaycock and Victoria Thomas
D Class crew: Dan Margetts (helm), Aaron Rix and Robert Deakin

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