Report of a dog in difficulty

Wednesday 17 August 2016

Location: In River Fal North of the King Harry Ferry

Weather: ESE 5, Slight Sea and No Swell, Poor Visibility, Overcast with Fog

Inshore lifeboat (Launched 15:58 / Returned 16:15) – Elliot Holman (Helmsman), Sandy Procter, Jake Ingleby


At 15:52 Falmouth Coastguard requested that Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat be launched following reports of a dog stuck in the mud to the North of the King Harry Ferry in the River Fal.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from her slipway at 15:58 and headed up the Carrick Roads towards Turnaware Point and the River Fal, but at 16:06 the Coastguard confirmed that the dog had safely made it ashore so the Inshore Lifeboat was released to return to its station.

The Inshore Lifeboat was recovered onto its slipway at 16:15 where the lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by 16:30.

The Inshore Lifeboat had been tasked as there was concern for the wellbeing of the dog and the risk that members of the public might get into difficulty trying to rescue it.