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Falmouth RNLI crew called out to assist injured person on yacht.

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday 30 June, Falmouth’s all-weather lifeboat and crew were requested to launch to a yacht.

Lifeboat placing yacht on a mooring in Harbour while casualty and skipper were conveyed to hospital

David Nicoll

Lifeboat placing yacht on a mooring in Harbour while casualty and skipper were conveyed to hospital

At 14.20 the all-weather lifeboat Richard Cox Scott was requested to launch to the call of medical assistance required for a 74-year old individual on the yacht. Two crew boarded the yacht, made an assessment and the decision was made for the individual to remain aboard, and follow the lifeboat back to the station.

The casualty and skipper were then conveyed to Treliske hospital. The all-weather lifeboat then transferred the yacht to a mooring in Falmouth harbour, and returned to the station to be refuelled and ready for service.

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