Person in the Water

Date: Monday 23 August 2021

Location: Sunny Corner, Truro River

Weather: NNE 2, Calm Sea and No Swell, Excellent Visibility, Clear Sky

Inshore lifeboat: (Proceeded 06:58/ Returned 09:29) – Elliot Holman (Helmsman), Jamie Wakefield, Lloyd Barron


At 06:56 Falmouth Coastguard requested that Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat be launched following reports of a person in the water at Sunny Corner in the Truro River. The Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team, Police and Ambulance were also tasked to assist.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from its slipway at 06:58 and headed up the Carrick Roads and into the River Fal, arriving on scene above Malpas in the Truro River at 07:22. The Inshore Lifeboat crew worked with the Harbour Master launch and other emergency services to bring this incident to a conclusion and at 09:03 the Inshore Lifeboat was released to return to its station.

The Inshore Lifeboat was recovered on to its slipway at 09:29 where it was refuelled and made ready for service by 09:50.

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