Routine exercise launch leads to rescue for The Lizard lifeboat crew

Lifeboats News Release

During a routine exercise launch, RNLB Rose and her crew were aware of a 23ft yacht in a position just West of Black Head, South of Coverack.

Geoff Squibb

Arriving back at the station
Under the command of Relief Coxswain Andrew Putt, initial enquiries to the yacht's lone occupant was that he was confused with his nautical position and was actually intending to be on passage to Falmouth.

To get back on course the lifeboat followed the yacht until it was ascertained that the casualty was in need of some assistance on board his vessel. A lifeboat crew member went aboard the yacht and a decision was made to tow the vessel to the nearest safe harbour, Falmouth.

Falmouth RNLI volunteers launched to take over the tow north east of the Manacle Bell, Falmouth.

Having launched at 6.30pm, RNLB Rose arrived back at the station shortly before 11.30pm.

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