Person reported in the water

Date: Sunday 3 June 2018

Location: King Harry Reach, River Fal

Weather: E 3, Slight Sea and No Swell, Good Visibility, Clear Sky

Inshore lifeboat: (Launched 01:18 / Returned 01:31) – Thomas Telford (Helmsman), Elliot Holman, Tom Bird


At 01:11 Falmouth Coastguard requested that Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat be launched following reports of a person in the water at King Harry Reach in the River Fal. A Police unit was already on scene and the Falmouth Coastguard Cliff Rescue Team was also tasked to assist.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from her slipway at 01:18 and headed up the Carrick Roads but at 01:22 as it was approaching Penarrow Point they were advised that the person was out of the water 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 01:31 where the lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by 01:46.