Rock RNLI lifefeboat helps exhausted windsurfer
Rock RNLI lifeboat was requested to launch by Falmouth Coastguard at 3.17pm on Tuesday 13 February 2018 to reports of a windsurfer in an exhausted state in strong conditions off Gun Point.
The lifeboat was launched and started their search of the Camel Estuary. The casualty was located safe and well, but exhausted.
He was very grateful indeed for assistance, and was taken, together with his windsurfer in the lifeboat to his relieved girlfriend and family on Daymer beach, a short distance away.
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