Falmouth RNLI Crew launch to person cut off by the tide
Falmouth’s inshore lifeboat and volunteer crew went to the aid of an individual who had been caught out by the tide at Pendennis Point.
On Friday 3 April, at around 11.20pm, Falmouth Lifeboat crew was tasked to assemble. Following new procedures put in place due to Covid-19, all crew waited outside of the lifeboat station upon arrival, distant from one another. The duty Helm entered the station to find out what they were being tasked to, and afterwards, only the selected boat crew and shore crew entered the station.
The crew launched inshore lifeboat Robina Nixon Chard, and made their way to the west side of Pendennis Point, where an individual was located on a rock. As the tide came in, the rock became cut off from the shore. They were recovered from the rock to the inshore lifeboat and then transferred into the care of the Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team.
The lifeboat then returned to the station, was disinfected 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.