Falmouth lifeboat launches to the aid of an injured cliff faller
Falmouth’s inshore lifeboat was tasked to launch on Wednesday 26 August to a person reportedly fallen from a cliff and had sustained an ankle injury near Swanpool Beach.
Once on scene, two RNLI crew members were put ashore with a first aid kit. Alongside the coastguard rescue teams, it was decided that extracting the casualty by water would be the best option. A paramedic and stretcher were collected and transported from Swanpool Beach. Once the casualty was lifted aboard the inshore lifeboat, the individual, paramedic and members of the coastguard team were taken back to the beach to a waiting ambulance.
The inshore lifeboat and crew then returned to the station where the boat 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.