Concern for well-being of an individual

Date: Monday 14 August 2017

Location: Penpol Boatyard, Restronguet Creek

Weather: Light Airs, Calm Sea and No Swell, Good Visibility, Sunny

Inshore lifeboat: (Launched 22:10 / Returned 23:22 – Neil Capper (Helmsman), Nick Head, Jamie Wakefield


At 21:58 Falmouth Coastguard requested the launch of Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat to assist the police following concerns for the well-being of an individual at Penpol Boatyard in the Restronguet Creek.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from her slipway at 22:10 and arrived on scene at 22:30. It was soon confirmed that the individual was safe and had been taken into custody. A police officer was collected from the boatyard and was taken out to a yacht on a mooring in the Restronguet Creek to check for evidence of any suspicious activity before being returned to the shore. Having completed this task at 22:45 the Inshore Lifeboat was released to return to its station.

The Inshore Lifeboat was recovered onto its slipway at 23:22 where the lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by 23:38.

The police had been concerned for the well-being of an individual who had tried to make his way out to a yacht. The person had been located safe and well ashore.