Person in the water

Date: Sunday 19 January 2020

Location: Hemmick Beach, Veryan Bay

Weather: N 1, Calm Sea and No Swell, Excellent Visibility, Sunny

Inshore lifeboat: (Launched 13:09 / Returned 13:26) – Jamie Wakefield (Helmsman), Tamara Brookes, Chris Simpson, Caden Harris

Details:

At 13:05 Falmouth Coastguard requested that Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat be launched following reports of a person in the water at Hemmick Beach in Veryan Bay. The lifeboat crew were still at the lifeboat station following that mornings training exercise. The Mevagissey Coastguard Rescue Team was also tasked to assist.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from her slipway at 13:09 and having rounded the docks was passing Black Rock when at 13:14 Falmouth Coastguard confirmed that the person had been recovered from the water so the Inshore Lifeboat could return to its station.

The Inshore Lifeboat was recovered onto its slipway at 13:26 where the lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by 13:35.

The majority of the lifeboat crew were still at the lifeboat station following that mornings training exercise allowing the Inshore Lifeboat to be launched in under four minutes.