Falmouth’s inshore lifeboat and volunteer crew went to the aid of an individual who had been caught out by the tide at Pendennis Point.

On Friday 3 April, at around 11.20pm, Falmouth Lifeboat crew was tasked to assemble. Following new procedures put in place due to Covid-19, all crew waited outside of the lifeboat station upon arrival, distant from one another. The duty Helm entered the station to find out what they were being tasked to, and afterwards, only the selected boat crew and shore crew entered the station.

Inshore lifeboat launch 3 April

Inshore lifeboat launch 3 April

The crew launched inshore lifeboat Robina Nixon Chard, and made their way to the west side of Pendennis Point, where an individual was located on a rock. As the tide came in, the rock became cut off from the shore. They were recovered from the rock to the inshore lifeboat and then transferred into the care of the Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team. 

The lifeboat then returned to the station, was disinfected and made ready for service. 

If you see someone who might be in trouble in the water or cut off by the tide, calling 999 and asking for the Coastguard is vital, as time of the essence – particularly with the cold waters at this time of year.