Falmouth inshore lifeboat and crew were called to their fourth shout of 2021 after being launched to come to the aid of a person stuck on a broken down motorboat.

As darkness fell, The RIB was launched from Falmouth Lifeboat Station on Monday afternoon to go to help the person after being called by the Coastguard. There were no other vessels that could go to the person's aid and the crew were faced with finding the boat in the fast fading light.

The boat was located at 4.18pm and a tow line was passed across and the anchor pulled in before they were able to tow the boat back into Falmouth Haven before the crew were stood down.

The lifeboat station report said: "Falmouth inshore lifeboat and crew launched on Monday 11 January on their fourth shout of 2021.

"The crew were tasked to go to the aid of a person who had called the Coastguard for help from aboard a broken down motorboat. With no other vessels in the vicinity and the light fading, it was decided to launch the lifeboat which made is way up the Carrick Roads and reached the individual at around 4.18pm. A tow-line was passed across, the anchor recovered and the vessel towed into Falmouth haven. Once safely moored, the lifeboat was stood down to return to the station.

"If you find yourself in an emergency situation or spot someone else in trouble, please call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard, just like this individual did."

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