Report of person in the water

Date: Wednesday 28 July 2021

Location: Off Yacht Haven, North Quay, Falmouth Inner Harbour

Weather: W 5, Slight Sea and No Swell, Good Visibility, Clear Sky

Inshore lifeboat: (Proceeded 18:34 / Returned 18:42) – Jamie Connolly (Helmsman), Tamara Brookes, Chris Simpson, Jack Williams

Details:

The lifeboat crew were already at the station for an exercise when at 18:32 Falmouth Coastguard requested that Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat be launched following reports of a person in the water off the North Quay Yacht Haven in Falmouth Inner Harbour. The Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team and an Ambulance were also tasked to assist.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from its slipway at 18:34 and headed up the Harbour arriving on scene at 18:36. The casualty was located on board their yacht, and despite being a little wet and rather embarrassed the casualty confirmed that they did not need any medical assistance and so at 18:38 the Inshore Lifeboat was then released to return to its station.

The Inshore Lifeboat was recovered on to its slipway at 18:42 where it was refuelled and made ready for service by 18:45.

The casualty had fallen in the water but had managed to get back on board the yacht, while a little wet they confirmed that they did not need aby further assistance, so the Ambulance was stood down.

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