ILB Shouts


At 1.20pm this afternoon the Penlee Inshore lifeboat ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’ launched on service to assist a person and 2 dogs cut off by the tide just east of Porthleven Harbour. Porthleven Coastguard Team and Mullion Coastguard Rescue Team were also tasked to attend this incident.

Once on scene the ILB dropped a crew man ashore to help the casualty, but due to the location and shallow rocky approach it was decided that the safest rescue method was extraction by land recovery. This was agreed by the Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre who were coordinating all the rescue assets. The Coastguard Rescue Teams set up their equipment and one by one the dogs and person were winched to safety – Penlee Inshore remained on scene to provide safety cover. At 3.30pm the lifeboat was released and arrived back in Newlyn at 4.00pm – a fairly long day for our volunteer crews after launching on exercise in the morning, then cheering on our inspirational supporter Elliot Furse as he finished his sponsored walk to Newlyn harbour.

Once again a superb effort by everyone involved. Don’t get cut off by the tide, please check them…You can find out more information about tides in your area through tide tables, apps, weather news or local websites.

You can also get local tidal information from the Harbour Master, tourist information centre and some seaside retail outlets. Check forecasts and tides at RNLI lifeguarded beaches. Or find tide tables and surf reports for the UK and Ireland at

3 replies on “06/06/2021”

Almost 40 years from that dreadful tragedy, still brave people who are volunteers risk their lives not only at Penlee but all over our country. Bless you, guys. I will keep you in my prayers and will remember that day not only on the anniversary when a special remembrance will occur, but every day.

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