Two shouts for Falmouth's inshore lifeboat on August 30.
Falmouth RNLI inshore lifeboat and crew were called out twice within Falmouth harbour on Thursday 30 August.
The inshore lifeboat Eve Pank with Helm Tom Telford, Jamie Wakefield and Jamie Connolly launched at 8.11am in response to a report of a swimmer potentially in difficulty and who had gone from sight in the harbour between Flushing and Greenbank. The crew arrived on scene to search the shore and pontoon at Greenbank, conducting a ‘Creeping Line’ search ahead along the reported across to Flushing, looking between and around the moored boats.
Having spoken to boatmen and people on the shoreline, the inshore lifeboat conducted a further shoreline and slipway search. With no sign or further sightings of a swimmer, the crew and lifeboat were stood down.
The second shout of Thursday for the inshore lifeboat came to a report of an upturned dinghy off Trefusis Point. When the same crew reached the vessel in question, the dinghy was righted before being handed back to its owner. The crew returned to the station where the lifeboat was refuelled and made 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.