St Bees RNLI volunteers launched early in the evening of Bank Holiday Monday to recover a jet ski near St Bees beach
At 7:10pm on August Bank Holiday Monday St Bees RNLI volunteers were requested by Belfast Coastguard to go to the assistance of a jet ski in difficulties about 300 metres from St Bees beach.
On arriving at the station the volunteer crew discovered the rider of the jet ski had swum ashore. St Bees lifeboat launched and recovered the broken down jet ski, returning it to its owners.
St Bees RNLI volunteer Sea Safety Officer Ian Howard said: “When going to sea always wear a lifejacket or PFD (personnel floatation device). If safe to do so always remain with your vessel until help arrives as it is easier for search and rescue teams to find you. If you do find yourself unexpectedly in cold water try stay calm and float. Further information on float to Live can be found on the RNLI website.”