Port Isaac inshore lifeboat launched to fisherman swept off rocks

Lifeboats News Release

Port Isaac inshore lifeboat Copeland Bell was tasked at 12:38 on bank holiday Sunday to reports of a recreational fisherman having been swept off rocks at Pehalick Point near Tintagel.

The lifeboat arrived on scene along with Boscastle Coastguard and Search and Rescue helicopter 924 where they winched the casualty up and flew him to Treliske to be checked over. The casualty is not thought to have been wearing a life jacket. The lifeboat and volunteer crew stood by for support and watched the first informant make their way back up the cliffs.

Senior helm Damien Bolton said “Even with this weekends beautiful weather and small swell it is so easy to be caught off guard and end up in a life threatening situation. Thanks to peoples quick actions this casualty has had a lucky outcome. It could have been very different. Please always wear a life jacket when operating around or on the water.”

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