RNLI Sennen Cove lifeboats aid rescue of casualty at foot of cliffs

Lifeboats News Release

On Wednesday 27 May, following reports of a person lying at the foot of the cliffs at Bosigran, HM Coastguard Falmouth requested the assistance of both lifeboats from Sennen Cove.

The Sennen Cove all weather Tamar class lifeboat City of London III launched at 1.16 pm with 7 RNLI volunteer crew on board, and the inshore lifeboat Amy Brown launched shortly afterwards with 3 crew on board.The Coastguard Cliff Rescue Teams from Land's End and Penzance were also tasked as was the Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopter 924.


The two lifeboats hastened to the scene, though with some difficulty, since there was a heavy bank of coastal fog in the area. The rescue was carried out by the helicopter crew with the assistance of the Land's End and Penzance teams. The lifeboats were asked to stand by in case of any mishap.


Eventually the casualty was brought to the cliff top and at that point the lifeboats were stood down. They returned to station, to be recovered at about 3.40 pm

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