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Thousands raised for RNLI at record-breaking lifeboat day

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: August 06, 2013

  • A 'sea rescue' from Coverack Lifeboat Day

  • A Sea King from 771 Squadron, RNAS Culdrose, takes part in a demonstration Pictures: Colin Higgs

  • Traditional lobster pot maker David Harrison of Coverack trims one of his pots on the quay

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Bumper crowds digging deep into their pockets helped make a picturesque Cornish village's annual Lifeboat Day a record breaker.

The event at Coverack on the Lizard peninsula on Saturday saw a crew from RNAS Culdrose, near Helston, perform a daring air-sea rescue while RNLI lifeguards also showcased their skills.

At the end of the day, an impressive £3,770 had been raised to support the vital work of the RNLI – £450 more than last year. A total of £720 was raised from the sale of RNLI souvenirs alone.

Peter Barker, one of the organisers, said it had been a hugely enjoyable day.

"Everyone seemed to have a really good time. There were a few rain showers but that didn't deter the crowds."

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