Sennen Cove RNLI volunteers launched to people in difficulties

Lifeboats News Release

Today (Sunday 8 November) at 1.15pm, a call was received from HM Coastguard Falmouth for assistance, following reports of two people in the water near Three Stone Oar, rocks off Pendeen Watch, approximately five and a half miles north-north-east of Sennen Cove.

There was an empty yellow kayak also in the vicinity.

The Sennen Cove all-weather Tamar class lifeboat launched, with seven crew on board, at 1.23pm and made good speed to the scene. The Penzance Coastguard Cliff Rescue Team had already been tasked to Pendeen Watch.

On searching the area, the lifeboat crew found that there was one person snorkelling in the water near the rocks. They could confirm that he was perfectly safe and confident in what he was doing, and that there was no other person in the water.

The lifeboat was stood down and returned to the Cove where she was recovered up the long slip at 2.10pm. This was a perfect example of a false alarm with good intent – a call that can never be ignored.


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