Falmouth RNLI crew stood down en route to reports of a person in the water.

Lifeboats News Release

On Sunday 19 January, Falmouth’s inshore lifeboat and crew were launched to reports of a girl in need of help in the sea.

Falmouth inshore lifeboat Robina Nixon Chard.

RNLI/Simon Culliford

Attached image shows Falmouth inshore lifeboat Robina Nixon Chard.
Having returned from Sunday morning training, Falmouth’s volunteer crew were tasked to launch by the Coastguard.

Within four minutes of the crew being paged, the boat launched at 1.09pm, with Helm Jamie Wakefield and crew Tamara Brookes, Chris Simpson and Caden Harris headed towards the north side of Hemmick Beach where a report had come in that a young girl has entered the water and disappeared from sight.

En route the inshore lifeboat was stood down as the individual was out of the water, and returned to the lifeboat station to make the boat ready for service.

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