Dolphins leaping next to RNLI Penlee lifeboat in Mount's Bay, Cornwall
See this incredible moment a pod of dolphins we enjoying time in front of the RNLI lifeboat.
Pictures and a video taken by RNLI Penlee Lifeboat crew member Amy Smith show how a couple of dolphins were jumping out of the water in front of the boat.
Event was on February 16.
“The all-weather lifeboat Ivan Ellen and the Inshore lifeboat Mollie and Ivor Dent headed out into Mount’s Bay for some crew training. Storm Dennis had backed right off so our steam down the western shore was reasonably quiet – we were even joined by a pod of dolphins.
“Our volunteer crews are prepared to drop everything and risk their lives to save others at a moment’s notice. Their lifesaving work is essential, often difficult and sometimes dangerous.
“And with only one in ten volunteers joining the RNLI from a professional maritime occupation, training is especially important. That’s why our crew members at Penlee receive first-class training, equipment, guidance and support.
“We train together every week, at sea and ashore with a focus on teamwork, technical competence and safe operating procedures covering everything from boat-handling, search and rescue, and navigation, to radar training, radio communications and casualty care.
“Crews also practise rescue scenarios involving other emergency services such as the Coastguard and fire and rescue services.”
Thanks to Amy Smith for the comments and Cornwall live for their video