Falmouth RNLI rescues young kayakers stranded on mudbank

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth RNLI rescues young kayakers stranded on mudbank Falmouth RNLI rescues young kayakers stranded on mudbank

RNLI volunteers rescued two young kayakers on Sunday morning after they got separated from the rest of their group.

Falmouth Coastguard called Falmouth RNLI just after 11am and requested the inshore and all weather lifeboats to proceed up the River Fal to assist in the search for two young people who had been reported overdue while kayaking between Boscawen Park on the Truro River and St Clement on the Tresillian River.

The Coastguard Cliff rescue team from Falmouth was also tasked to assist.

The inshore lifeboat started searching the Truro River upstream of Tolverne, while the all weather lifeboat deployed its Y-Boat, a small motor launch, in the River Fal.

Falmouth RNLI said: "At 11.35am the inshore lifeboat located the two casualties on the mud bank at the mouth of the Tresillian River so the other units were stood down.

"The casualties and their kayak were taken on board the inshore lifeboat and returned to their family at Boscawen Park at 11.55am."

The pair had become separated from the main group of kayakers and trying to head back up the Truro River had been struggling against the ebb tide and had ended getting stuck on the mud bank. When they had not returned their parents had raised the alarm.

The crew of the inshor lifeboat was: Claire Angove (Helmsman), Nick Head, Jake Ingleby

The crew of the all-weather lifeboat was: Luke Wills (Coxswain), Dave Nicoll, Andy Jenkin, Adam West, Tom Telford, Derren Plaister, Sam Hall

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