Falmouth’s inshore lifeboat was tasked to launch at 5.28pm on Sunday 23 February to go to the assistance of two people who had been caught out by the rising tide between Gyllyngvase and Swanpool Beaches.

With Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team also in attendance, the crew consisting of Jamie Wakefield, Tamsin Mulcahy, Lloyd Barron and Tamara Brookes launched and made their way to the two casualties who had been stuck for an hour or more. Having helped them into the inshore lifeboat, the crew returned them to the station to ensure that they were safely on land.   A video of the launch can be seen here.

Should you be caught out by the tides around our coastlines or if you see someone else in trouble, call 999 and ask for the coastguard.