Search for missing person

Date: Wednesday 15 September 2021

Location: Nare Head, Gerrans Bay

Weather: WSW 2, Slight Sea and Swell, Good Visibility, Overcast

All weather lifeboat: (Launched 21:07 / Returned 23:48) – Jonathon Blakeston (Coxswain), Dave Nicoll, Tom Bird, Adam West, Nick Head, Tamsin Mulcahy, Jack Williams

Inshore lifeboat: (Proceeded 20:56 / Returned 23:41) – Neil Capper (Helmsman), Joe Amps, Cadan Harris, Jemima Henstridge-Blows


At 20:56 Falmouth Coastguard requested that Falmouth All Weather and Inshore Lifeboats be tasked to assist in the search for a missing person at Nare Head, Gerrans Bay. The Portscatho and Mevagissey Coastguard Rescue Teams and Police Units were also tasked to assist.

The Inshore Lifeboat was already afloat on exercise off the Helford so at 20:56 headed up to the east. The All Weather Lifeboat left its pontoon berth at 21:07 and having rounded Zone Point also headed up to the east. The Inshore Lifeboat arrived on scene off Nare Head at 21:09 followed by the All Weather Lifeboat which arrived at 21:33. Both lifeboats provided assistance until it was confirmed at 23:14 that the casualty had been recovered safely so both lifeboats were released to return to their station.

The Inshore Lifeboat was recovered on to its slipway at 23:41, with the All Weather Lifeboat arriving back alongside its pontoon berth at 23:48, where they were both refuelled and made ready for service by 00:10.

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