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Falmouth RNLI shout to person overboard in inner harbour
3:00pm Monday 2nd September 2013 in News
The RNLI inshore lifeboat was called out on Sunday after a report of a person overboard off the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club in Falmouth.
Falmouth Coastguard requested that a crew launch just before 7am following reports of a person falling into the water from a dinghy in Falmouth’s Inner Harbour.
An RNLI spokesman said: “The Inshore Lifeboat launched from her slipway at 6.57am and headed up the harbour arriving on scene at 7.02am. A search of the area was commenced and further information indicated that the casualty had been recovered by a yachtsman on board the yacht Insight. The casualty and their companion who had remained in the dinghy were collected from the yacht and taken back to the lifeboat station where they were landed at 7.25am."
The Inshore Lifeboat was back on its slipway by 7.30am where it was refuelled, rehoused and ready for service by 7.45am.
The spokesman added: “The prompt actions of the yachtsman had ensured that the casualty had been recovered from the water as quickly as possible and had helped prevent this from becoming a much more serious incident.”
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