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Paddle Boarders reported in difficulties

Date: Sunday 27 October 2019

Location: Off Pennance Point, Falmouth Bay

Weather: NE 5, Slight Sea and Moderate Swell, Good Visibility, Sunny Periods

Inshore lifeboat: (Launched 16:00 / Returned 16:25) – Jamie Connolly (Helmsman), Chris Simpson, Joe Amps, James Murray


At 15:52 Falmouth Coastguard requested that Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat be launched following reports of a group of paddle boarders in difficulties near Pennance Point in Falmouth Bay. The Falmouth Coastguard Cliff Rescue Team were also tasked to assist.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from her slipway at 16:00 and having rounded Pendennis Point headed to Pennance Point arriving on scene at 16:10. Three people were located on two paddle boards who confirmed they were fine. The Inshore Lifeboat continued along the coast to Arthurs Beach to check for any other paddle boarders, but none were found so at 16:15 the Inshore Lifeboat was released to return to its station.

The Inshore Lifeboat was recovered onto its slipway at 16:25 where the lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by 16:40.