Search for missing person

Date: Monday 20 November 2017

Location: Penryn River and Falmouth Inner Harbour

Weather: N 1, Calm Sea and No Swell, Good Visibility, Clear Sky

Inshore lifeboat: (Launched 19:05 / Returned 23:00) – Claire Angove (Helmsman), Jake Ingleby, Jamie Wakefield


At 18:55 Falmouth Coastguard requested the launch of Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat to assist the police in a search for a missing person in the Penryn River area. The Falmouth Coastguard Cliff Rescue Team, Cornwall Search & Rescue Team and various Police units were also involved in the search.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from her slipway at 19:05 and headed up the Penryn River to commence its search at 19:15. An extensive search of the Penryn River was completed before the Inshore Lifeboat was tasked with searching the Flushing side of Falmouth Inner Harbour. With nothing located at 22:35 the search was terminated and the Inshore Lifeboat was released to return to its station.

The Inshore Lifeboat was recovered onto its slipway at 23:00 where the lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by 23:15.