Person in the water

Date: Saturday 11 September 2021

Location: Off Greenbank Quay, Falmouth Inner Harbour

Weather: ENE 1, Calm Sea and No Swell, Excellent Visibility, Overcast

Inshore lifeboat: (Launched 22:40 / Returned 22:57) – Jamie Wakefield (Helmsman), Tom Bird, Tamara Brookes, Jack Williams


At 22:34, Falmouth Coastguard requested that Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat be launched following reports of a person in the water off Greenbank Quay. Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team and the police were also tasked to assist.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from its slipway at 22:40 and headed up the inner harbour, arriving on scene off Greenbank Quay at 22:44. It was soon established from the police on scene that the casualty had made it safely ashore and was reported to have headed home so at 22:47. The Inshore Lifeboat was therefore released to return to its station.

The Inshore Lifeboat was recovered on to its slipway at 22:57 where it was refuelled and made ready for service by 23:15.

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