Falmouth RNLI crew launched to two people cut off by the tide
Falmouth’s inshore lifeboat was tasked to launch at 5.28pm on Sunday 23 February to go to the assistance of two people who had been caught out by the rising tide between Gyllyngvase and Swanpool Beaches.
With Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team also in attendance, the crew consisting of Jamie Wakefield, Tamsin Mulcahy, Lloyd Barron and Tamara Brookes launched and made their way to the two casualties who had been stuck for an hour or more. Having helped them into the inshore lifeboat, the crew returned them to the station to ensure that they were safely on land.
Should you be caught out by the tides around our coastlines or if you see someone else in trouble, call 999 and ask for the coastguard.
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.