The Lizard Lifeboat Launches to Reports of Vulnerable Person in Distress

Lifeboats News Release

The Lizard Lifeboat was requested to launch on service by Falmouth Coastguard at 1933hrs to attend a person in the water in the area of Mullion Cove

Geoff Squibb

The casualty was being held on to by two members of the Mullion Surf Life Saving Group and there where were concerns for the person’s physical and mental health state.

Mullion Coastguard Rescue Team was on scene and had requested the assistance of the lifeboat. Our crew were paged at 1935hrs and RNLB Rose was launched at 1944hrs.

Whilst making passage to the given location the lifeboat received information from the Coastguards that the person in question was now on shore with family and Mullion Coastguards. RNLB Rose was stood down and made her way back to the station when this was confirmed. The initial call had been made in good faith. RNLB Rose arrived back at the lifeboat station at 1959hrs and was re-housed and made ready for service again at 2015hrs.

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