Swimmer reported in difficulties

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2021

Location: Maenporth Beach

Weather: S 6-8, Rough Sea and Moderate Swell, Good Visibility, Overcast

Inshore lifeboat: (Launched 09:39 / Returned 09:51) – Jamie Wakefield (Helmsman), Tamara Brookes, Andy Edwards, Lloyd Barron


At 09:33 Falmouth Coastguard requested that Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat be launched following a report of a person in difficulties in the water at Maenporth Beach. The Falmouth and Porthoustock Coastguard Cliff Rescue Teams, Coastguard Helicopter and Ambulance paramedics were also tasked to assist.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from her slipway at 09:39 and headed out of the harbour but at 09:44 as it was approaching Pendennis Point the Coastguard advised that the swimmer had made the shore and no further assistance was required so the Inshore Lifeboat was released to return to its station.

The Inshore Lifeboat was recovered onto its slipway at 09:51 where it was refuelled and made ready for service by 10:16.

The casualty had self-recovered and received treatment from the paramedics for hypothermia. The casualty was later transported to Treliske Hospital for further care.

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