Person and Dog stuck in the Mud

Tuesday 14 February 2017

Location: Cowlands Creek, River Fal

Weather: SE 1, Calm Sea and No Swell, Good Visibility, Sunny Periods

Inshore lifeboat (Launched 16:28 / Returned 16:55) – Nick Head (Helmsman), Jamie Connoly, Jamie Wakefield


At 16:22 Falmouth Coastguard requested that Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat be launched following a 999 call reporting a man and his dog stuck in the mud in Cowlands Creek off the River Fal. The Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team who specialise in mud rescues were also tasked to assist.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from her slipway at 16:28 and headed up the Carrick Roads towards the River Fal. At 16:40 as the Inshore Lifeboat was approaching Turnaware Point they were advised that the casualty and his dog had made it safely to the shore and the lifeboat was released to return to its station.

The Inshore Lifeboat was recovered onto its slipway at 16:55 where the lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by 17:10.