Stupid Tourist Tricks: Vacationer Rescued 3 Times In 4 Days
A young woman holidaying in the English coastal destination of Cornwall has received a “comprehensive safety briefing” after being rescued by the same lifeboat crew 3 times in 4 days last week.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution saved her on Tuesday and Thursday – and then again on Friday.
Each time they had sent out lifeboats after receiving calls to say she had been cut off by the tide while out walking.
Helm of Looe RNLI Lifeboat, Brian Bowdler, said: “It has been a busy time for our crew and none of these rescues were easy because of sea and weather conditions. The spring tides can catch people out, as they can come in very quickly.”
“Our volunteers will launch to anybody in danger, regardless of their situation. If you’re heading to the coast our advice is to take extra care, check the weather and tide conditions and always carry a means of calling for help should you get into difficulty,” he stressed.
The woman’s behaviour was no joke. Details of the rescues come after an exceptionally busy weekend for the RNLI and Coastguard around the U.K. coastline. U.K. Coastguard issued a safety warning after 6 people died in rough seas the 19th and 20th August.
Perhaps a safety briefing isn’t enough for some people – paying part of the rescue costs might be a better deterrent, at least for the 2nd or 3rd offence.