A rescue involving multiple emergency services led to one man being airlifted to hospital from Falmouth Docks on Monday.

The Health and Safety Executive is said to have been informed about an incident onboard a vessel within the docks.

Falmouth Coastguard, ambulance staff and a crew from Cornwall Air Ambulance worked alongside a team from Rescue 2, which carries out technical rescues in confined spaces, during the rescue.

Supported by staff from the docks, a man in his 50s was removed from the vessel and transferred to the air ambulance.

He was subsequently airlifted to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing, according to police.

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Police were notified at around 5pm on Monday, July 25 of an incident onboard a ship in Falmouth Dock, where a man sustained injuries.

"A number of emergency services attended where a man, aged in his 50s, was taken to Derriford Hospital with injuries not being treated as life threatening or changing.

"The Health and Safety Executive have been informed."


Volunteers from Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team were joined by a senior coastal operations officer and coastal area commander for the rescue.

A coastguard spokesperson said: "The team were tasked to carry out a ‘person rescue’ following an incident onboard a vessel within Falmouth Docks.

"We worked alongside Cornwall Air Ambulance, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, Devon and Cornwall Police, Rescue 2 Ltd and Docks staff to successfully remove the casualty from the vessel.

"The casualty was transported to the waiting air ambulance for onward care.

"We wish the casualty a speedy recovery."

The Packet has contacted a spokesperson for A&P Falmouth for comment.