Falmouth RNLI crew called out to assist injured person on yacht.
On Saturday 30 June, Falmouth’s all-weather lifeboat and crew were requested to launch to a yacht.
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.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.