A busy Sunday for the RNLI Falmouth Lifeboat crew saw them respond to two urgent calls, marking their 30th shout of the year so far. 

Both callouts involved its Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat ‘Robina Nixon Chard’.

The first call came at 5.49pm with reports of a small inflatable boat carrying three people that had broken down off Porthbeor Beach on the Roseland.

The lifeboat launched at 6pm into calm conditions and located the vessel at 6.35pm. The crew safely transferred the three occupants to the lifeboat and then towed the disabled boat back to Mylor, offering safety advice along the way.

The lifeboat then made its way back to the station, ready for any further callouts.

However, just as members of the crew stepped through their front doors, their pagers went off for a second time, this time to reports of four people cut off by the tide and one with a potential leg injury, on the western side of Pendennis Headland.

The Falmouth Coastguard was also dispatched to the scene.

The inshore lifeboat launched at 8.22pm arriving at the scene shortly after, where two crew members were put ashore to assess the situation.

It was quickly determined that one person had sustained a leg injury and was requiring casualty care.

The decision was made to bring the remaining three stranded individuals to safety at Castle Beach, where the coastguard team was waiting.

Two coastguard team members were then transferred to the lifeboat to assist with the evacuation of the injured person. Once back on the scene, the casualty was placed on a stretcher and brought back to the lifeboat.

The lifeboat returned to the boathouse where the individual was handed over to waiting ambulance crews.

The lifeboat was finally released at 9.30pm, allowing the crew to finally enjoy a well-deserved rest.