Person in the Water

Date: Friday 20 August 2021

Location: Fish Strand Quay, Falmouth Inner Harbour

Weather: SW 1, Calm Sea and No Swell, Excellent Visibility, Partly Cloudy

Inshore lifeboat: (Proceeded 01:13/ Returned 01:25) – Elliot Holman (Helmsman), Jamie Wakefield, Tamara Brookes, Wendy Rabett


At 01:03 Falmouth Coastguard requested that Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat be launched following reports of a person in the water off Fish Strand Quay in Falmouth Inner Harbour. The Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team and Police were also tasked to assist.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from its slipway at 01:13 and headed up the harbour arriving on scene at 01:18. It was soon confirmed with the police on scene that the casualty had exited the water and left the scene so at 01:20 the Inshore Lifeboat was released to return to its station.

The Inshore Lifeboat was recovered on to its slipway at 01:25 where it was refuelled and made ready for service by 01:45.

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