Person on pier at risk

Saturday 1 April 2017

Location: Prince of Wales Pier, Falmouth Inner Harbour

Weather: W 3, Slight Sea and No Swell, Good Visibility, Sunny Periods

Inshore lifeboat (Launched 13:47 / Returned 13:53) – Elliot Holman (Helmsman), Adam West, Jamie Wakefield


At 13:40 Falmouth Coastguard requested that Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat be launched following reports of a person at the end of the Prince of Wales Pier in Falmouth who was considered to be at risk of entering the water. The Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team was also tasked to assist along with Police and Ambulance units.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from her slipway at 13:47 and headed up the harbour but at 13:50 as the Inshore Lifeboat was approaching the pier it was confirmed that the person concerned had been recovered safely and was being treated by paramedics so the Inshore Lifeboat was released to return to its station.

The Inshore Lifeboat was recovered onto its slipway at 13:53 where the lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by 14:05.