Two paddle boarders being blown offshore

Date: Sunday 5  July 2020

Location: Swanpool Beach

Weather: W 5-6, Slight Sea and No Swell, Excellent Visibility, Partly Cloudy

Inshore lifeboat: (Launched 14:14 / Returned 14:20) – Luke Wills (Helmsman), Jamie Connolly, Tamara Brookes,  Jack Williams


At 14:07 Falmouth Coastguard requested that Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat be launched following reports of two paddle boarders being blown offshore at Swanpool Beach. The Falmouth Coastguard Cliff Rescue Team were also tasked to assist.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from her slipway at 14:14 and was just starting to head out of the harbour when at 14:16 the Coastguard advised that the paddle boarders were being assisted ashore 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 14:20 where the lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by 14:35.

The two paddle boarders were being blown offshore in the strong westerly winds. They were assisted ashore by members of the local water sports centre. The Coastguard Team continued to Swanpool Beach to speak to the casualties and provide safety advise.