People in the water from upturned boat

Date: Thursday 2 July 2020

Location: Off Mylor Harbour

Weather: W 4, Slight Sea and No Swell, Good Visibility, Cloudy

Inshore lifeboat: (Launched 13:22 / Returned 13:30) – Jamie Wakefield (Helmsman), Tom Bird, Jack Williams, Lloyd Barron


At 13:15 Falmouth Coastguard requested that Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat be launched following a Mayday call reporting four people in the water from an upturned boat off Mylor Harbour. The Falmouth Coastguard Cliff Rescue Team were also tasked to assist.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from her slipway at 13:22 and was off the Queens Wharf when at 13:25 the Coastguard advised that the people had been recovered from the water, so the Inshore Lifeboat was released to return to its station.

The Inshore Lifeboat was recovered onto its slipway at 13:30 where the lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by 13:50.

Nearby vessels were able to recover the casualties from the water and assist with the recovery of the boat. As no medical assistance was required the Inshore Lifeboat was released while the Coastguard Mobile continued to Mylor to obtain additional information.