Persons cut off by the tide

Date: Sunday 27 August 2017

Location: Between Pennance Point and Swanpool Beach

Weather: Var 1, Calm Sea and No Swell, Good Visibility, Clear Periods

Inshore lifeboat: (Launched 22:27 / Returned 23:16) – Neil Capper (Helmsman), Jonathan Hackwell, Tom Bird


At 22:20 Falmouth Coastguard requested the launch of Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat following a report of five people cut off by the tide between Pennance Point and Swanpool Beach. Falmouth Coastguard Cliff Rescue Team was also tasked to assist.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from her slipway at 22:27 and arrived on scene at 22:36. The five people were located on rocks at the base of the cliffs. They were transferred to the Inshore Lifeboat and were taken to Swanpool Beach where they were handed over to the Coastguard Team. The Inshore Lifeboat being released at 23:05 to return to its station.

The Inshore Lifeboat was recovered onto its slipway at 23:16 where the lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by 23:30