Person requiring assistance

Crew: Jonathan Hackwell (Helmsman), Neil Capper, Nick Head
Location: Prince of Wales Pier, Falmouth Inner Harbour
Shout Date: 17/07/2015 – 01:42
Weather:S 2, Slight Sea and No Swell, Good Visibility, Overcast


The lifeboat crew were in the lifeboat station following the previous call when at 01:37 Falmouth Coastguard requested that the Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat be launched following reports of a male threatening to jump into the water from the Prince of Wales Pier and was asked to stand off the pier in case the casualty entered the water. The Falmouth Coastguard Cliff Rescue Team was also tasked to join the Police and Ambulance Paramedics who were already on scene.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from her slipway at 01:42 and headed up the harbour arriving on scene at 01:46. The police confirmed at 02:00 that the casualty was safe and was being checked over by the ambulance paramedics so the inshore lifeboat was released to return to its station.

The Inshore Lifeboat was back on its slipway at 02:05 where it was refuelled, rehoused and ready for service by 02:20.