Daring members of the public have the chance to abseil from a iconic 100-foot look-out tower in Falmouth on Saturday.

West Cornwall Search and Rescue Team and National Maritime Museum Cornwall (NMMC) are giving people the rare opportunity to abseil from the top of the look-out tower at the museum.

The event is to raise vital funds to provide life-saving search and rescue services across Cornwall and also for the NMMC.

Mark Granthan, search manager for WCSAR said: "The team, all volunteers, is funded entirely by donations from the people of Cornwall. Basic operating costs are over £15,000 annually so every pound donated at events makes a real difference to our life-saving work."

Anyone wanting to challenge themselves will be guided through the abseil process and then take the plunge to free-fall abseil from the tower, enjoying one of the best views in Falmouth.

Registration is just £25 with time slots from 9.30am to 4.45pm, although anyone wanting to raise sponsorship for their abseil (suggested minimum of £50) is more than welcome.

For more details email fundraising@westcornwallsar.co.uk or search for West Cornwall SAR on social media.