VIDEO: Hope Cove Lifeboat launches to paddleboarder and kayakers

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VIDEO: Hope Cove Lifeboat launches to paddleboarder and kayakers

Hope Cove Life Boat was called to a paddleboarder and some kayaks in difficulty near Thurlestone Rock, and the launch was caught on camera.

The Hope Cove Life Boat was launched on Wednesday, 25 August, to assist the individuals in difficulty. They posted to their social media to remind people that when the sun is out and there is an offshore breeze, things are "lovely on the beach, but it can make for challenging conditions on the water". 
 
Liz Spragg caught the launch on video as the life boat pulled out of Hope Cove. Thank you to her for letting us share it. 
 
A spokesperson for the life boat said: "It looks flat close to shore, but once you get out there the wind pushes you out to sea, and with big tides currently the tidal flow is strong, so it can be hard work paddling back. If you’re not sure about the conditions, then just ask someone – the Harbourmaster in Hope Cove and the lifeguards on the beaches around the bay are always happy to help with useful advice.
 
"The good news is that the paddlers are safely back ashore, the life boat is back on station, and the sun’s still out!"
 
You can watch the video for yourself below: 
 
 
Hope Cove Life Boat crew will be selling their hoodies in Hope Cove, on Harbour Beach, on Sunday morning (29 August) to raise funds for the boat.
 
The HCLB is an independent life boat so have to raise funds themselves to keep the boat afloat.

 

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