Three persons recovered from the rocks by Plymouth RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

The Plymouth All Weather Lifeboat ( Sybil Mullen Glover ) and Volunteer crew launched on service after a small Dory vessel with 3 persons on board got into difficulty east of the River Yealm. The 3 casualty’s managed to call 999 and ask Falmouth Coastguard for assistance.

The Plymouth All Weather Lifeboat ( Sybil Mullen Glover ) and Volunteer crew launched on service at 8.50pm on Wednesday 29 July after a small Dory vessel with 3 persons on board got into difficulty east of the River Yealm. The 3 casualty’s managed to call 999 and ask Falmouth Coastguard for assistance.

The 3 persons on board had managed to climb up onto rocks near Pilot Cove and wait for the Plymouth All Weather Lifeboat and Hope Cove Lifeboat to arrive.

The Plymouth All Weather lifeboat with the help of a local fishing vessel located the 3 casualty’s at 9:15pm and launched the Y-Class to extract them from the rocks.

The 3 persons was taken back to Cattedown in Plymouth and the All Weather Lifeboat returned to station 10:45pm

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