Sea watchers putting themselves in danger at Mullion 'beggars belief': PICTURE

Falmouth Packet: Picture: Phil Rodda Picture: Phil Rodda

An eyewitness who watched a man and young children nearly get washed away by waves at Mullion harbour has said it 'beggars belief' that they would put themselves in such danger.

Despite widespread warnings to stay away from the sea during the recent wild weather, Phil Rodda spotted this man lift a child up to look over the harbour wall at Mullion Cove yesterday.

Phil said on Facebook: "It beggars belief. It was very windy & the sea was extremely rough. These photos show a bloke allowing a child to look over the harbour wall at the rough sea.

"Next minute the sea broke over them and knocked them to the ground. Fortunately, they weren't washed into the sea but were very lucky.

"Then mother, I assume, marched off with child in her arms with a soaking wet bloke following on behind. Unbelievable."

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12:39pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

This story and pictures do not surprise me at all, I challenged some parents with a child in a buggy to get them to come off the harbour wall at Mullion and pointed out the notices, and the danger it puts not only themselves but can also put rescue services under, I told them people have been drowned in the past at Mullion after being washed off the wall. They didn't appear to like being told and put me down as a "bossy local" they did however leave.
This story and pictures do not surprise me at all, I challenged some parents with a child in a buggy to get them to come off the harbour wall at Mullion and pointed out the notices, and the danger it puts not only themselves but can also put rescue services under, I told them people have been drowned in the past at Mullion after being washed off the wall. They didn't appear to like being told and put me down as a "bossy local" they did however leave. Gillian Zella Martin 09

4:03pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Rainbow over Helston says...

I think the parents are completely irresponsible, did they not hear the local and national news. If they are not locals then i hope they go home, we dont need people like this in Cornwall.

Gill you are not bossy, i know who you are and know you are placid and polite.
I think the parents are completely irresponsible, did they not hear the local and national news. If they are not locals then i hope they go home, we dont need people like this in Cornwall. Gill you are not bossy, i know who you are and know you are placid and polite. Rainbow over Helston

4:14pm Fri 3 Jan 14

meerkats says...

Rainbow over Helston wrote:
I think the parents are completely irresponsible, did they not hear the local and national news. If they are not locals then i hope they go home, we dont need people like this in Cornwall.

Gill you are not bossy, i know who you are and know you are placid and polite.
I agree , not only are they putting their own lives at risk ,but also rescue services etc if they had been washed away.
[quote][p][bold]Rainbow over Helston[/bold] wrote: I think the parents are completely irresponsible, did they not hear the local and national news. If they are not locals then i hope they go home, we dont need people like this in Cornwall. Gill you are not bossy, i know who you are and know you are placid and polite.[/p][/quote]I agree , not only are they putting their own lives at risk ,but also rescue services etc if they had been washed away. meerkats

4:25pm Fri 3 Jan 14

molesworth says...

I've also witnessed lifeguards being abused by parents of small children when told their children are paddling in a rip current. Unbelievable. Perhaps Cornwall attracts particularly thick holiday makers. There's no way a local would disrespect the sea.
I've also witnessed lifeguards being abused by parents of small children when told their children are paddling in a rip current. Unbelievable. Perhaps Cornwall attracts particularly thick holiday makers. There's no way a local would disrespect the sea. molesworth

11:17am Sat 4 Jan 14

lizardsmitten says...

Not all tourists are thick , was at mullion cove in the october half term storm & the waves were tremendous , viewed from a safe distance . You don't have to be local , just have common sense.
Not all tourists are thick , was at mullion cove in the october half term storm & the waves were tremendous , viewed from a safe distance . You don't have to be local , just have common sense. lizardsmitten

1:35am Sun 5 Jan 14

molesworth says...

Sorry 'Lizardsmitten' didn't mean to tar all holiday makers with the same 'thick' brush. Just felt outraged at time if writing.
Sorry 'Lizardsmitten' didn't mean to tar all holiday makers with the same 'thick' brush. Just felt outraged at time if writing. molesworth

9:16am Sun 5 Jan 14

lizardsmitten says...

Thats ok "molesworth", I am new to commenting here but have read all the news and comments from you, meerkats, Jillian Zella Martin09 and others for some time. You keep me in touch with whats going on in a place I absolutely love, and clearly you all do too.
Thats ok "molesworth", I am new to commenting here but have read all the news and comments from you, meerkats, Jillian Zella Martin09 and others for some time. You keep me in touch with whats going on in a place I absolutely love, and clearly you all do too. lizardsmitten

6:09pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

lizardsmitten wrote:
Thats ok "molesworth", I am new to commenting here but have read all the news and comments from you, meerkats, Jillian Zella Martin09 and others for some time. You keep me in touch with whats going on in a place I absolutely love, and clearly you all do too.
It would be interesting to know what part of the country you live in. It is nice to know where visitors to the area come from.
[quote][p][bold]lizardsmitten[/bold] wrote: Thats ok "molesworth", I am new to commenting here but have read all the news and comments from you, meerkats, Jillian Zella Martin09 and others for some time. You keep me in touch with whats going on in a place I absolutely love, and clearly you all do too.[/p][/quote]It would be interesting to know what part of the country you live in. It is nice to know where visitors to the area come from. Gillian Zella Martin 09

9:03pm Mon 6 Jan 14

lizardsmitten says...

My family & I come from Kent, & sorry I spelt your name wrong in last comment.
My family & I come from Kent, & sorry I spelt your name wrong in last comment. lizardsmitten

9:28pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

lizardsmitten wrote:
My family & I come from Kent, & sorry I spelt your name wrong in last comment.
That's interesting, I have lived in Kent, in Herne Bay. Hope you all come enjoy Cornwall again sometime.
[quote][p][bold]lizardsmitten[/bold] wrote: My family & I come from Kent, & sorry I spelt your name wrong in last comment.[/p][/quote]That's interesting, I have lived in Kent, in Herne Bay. Hope you all come enjoy Cornwall again sometime. Gillian Zella Martin 09

2:38pm Tue 7 Jan 14

titanium says...

molesworth wrote:
I've also witnessed lifeguards being abused by parents of small children when told their children are paddling in a rip current. Unbelievable. Perhaps Cornwall attracts particularly thick holiday makers. There's no way a local would disrespect the sea.
Don't you remember the incident in Helston harbour a few years ago ?
[quote][p][bold]molesworth[/bold] wrote: I've also witnessed lifeguards being abused by parents of small children when told their children are paddling in a rip current. Unbelievable. Perhaps Cornwall attracts particularly thick holiday makers. There's no way a local would disrespect the sea.[/p][/quote]Don't you remember the incident in Helston harbour a few years ago ? titanium

2:57pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

I remember an incident with a boy with his dad walking along Loe Bar beach and the boy was swept away, that was tragic.

I thought Helston Harbour was in the 1800s! Although they did say in 1837 they were going to make Loe Pool into a protected harbour but it never happened.
I remember an incident with a boy with his dad walking along Loe Bar beach and the boy was swept away, that was tragic. I thought Helston Harbour was in the 1800s! Although they did say in 1837 they were going to make Loe Pool into a protected harbour but it never happened. Gillian Zella Martin 09

4:00pm Tue 7 Jan 14

titanium says...

Wasn't there an incident when a policeman was washed into the harbour during a storm in the 80's/90's ?.
Wasn't there an incident when a policeman was washed into the harbour during a storm in the 80's/90's ?. titanium

4:10pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

titanium wrote:
Wasn't there an incident when a policeman was washed into the harbour during a storm in the 80's/90's ?.
Do you mean the two police officers at Porthleven ? They were sitting in their car on the harbour.
[quote][p][bold]titanium[/bold] wrote: Wasn't there an incident when a policeman was washed into the harbour during a storm in the 80's/90's ?.[/p][/quote]Do you mean the two police officers at Porthleven ? They were sitting in their car on the harbour. Gillian Zella Martin 09

5:49pm Tue 7 Jan 14

titanium says...

Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
titanium wrote:
Wasn't there an incident when a policeman was washed into the harbour during a storm in the 80's/90's ?.
Do you mean the two police officers at Porthleven ? They were sitting in their car on the harbour.
Yes, that is the incident .
[quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]titanium[/bold] wrote: Wasn't there an incident when a policeman was washed into the harbour during a storm in the 80's/90's ?.[/p][/quote]Do you mean the two police officers at Porthleven ? They were sitting in their car on the harbour.[/p][/quote]Yes, that is the incident . titanium

6:04pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

titanium wrote:
Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
titanium wrote:
Wasn't there an incident when a policeman was washed into the harbour during a storm in the 80's/90's ?.
Do you mean the two police officers at Porthleven ? They were sitting in their car on the harbour.
Yes, that is the incident .
12th Dec 1978 PC Joseph Child's and PC Martin Reid.
[quote][p][bold]titanium[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]titanium[/bold] wrote: Wasn't there an incident when a policeman was washed into the harbour during a storm in the 80's/90's ?.[/p][/quote]Do you mean the two police officers at Porthleven ? They were sitting in their car on the harbour.[/p][/quote]Yes, that is the incident .[/p][/quote]12th Dec 1978 PC Joseph Child's and PC Martin Reid. Gillian Zella Martin 09

6:29pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

I apologize, my phone put an apostrophe in the name Childs.
I apologize, my phone put an apostrophe in the name Childs. Gillian Zella Martin 09

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