Our volunteer crew began their busiest day of the year whilst the lockdown is ongoing.
At 12.56pm our crew launched on service to reports of several potential casualties caught in a rip current in the Wheal Charlotte area. The crew arrived on scene where both St Agnes lifeboat and coastguard helicopter 924 were already in attendance . Thankfully on arrival it was good to see all casualties had been accounted for, with one casualty requiring immediate medical attention on the beach and then was airlifted to Treliske Hospital. The crew began their return back to the station performing a full sweep of the local beaches.
Then at 3.52pm Falmouth Coastguard requested our assistance again, with a search for a missing casualty. The crew launched both boats quickly and got underway. Luckily not long after hitting the water the casualty was located and the crew were stood down and were able to make their way back to the station
The evening came and another request for assistance, at 9.52pm our inshore lifeboat launched reports of an unidentifiable object in the water. Jonathan Harvey, helm launched the inshore with Jack Hill and Daisy Jarvis and made their way to Browther Rock and performed an in-depth search of the area. After some considerable time the crew were satisfied that there was nothing untoward and made their way back to the station.
It had been an incredibly busy day for the crew as they readied the boats once again for service.
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