Press Notice No: Duty Notice
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Posted 19:38 GMT
BOYS RESCUED OFF CLIFF
At twenty minutes to six this evening, Falmouth coastguard received a call from the police who reported that they had taken a call from two boys who said that their friends were stuck on the cliff at Swanpool, Falmouth.
Falmouth Coastguard rescue team were called out and the Falmouth RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch.
Once the coastguard team arrived, they rigged their cliff rescue equipment and lowered a man over the cliff and recovered one of the boys safely to the clifftop, with the lifeboat assisting by providing lighting onto the cliff face.
Due to the fast incoming tide the Royal Navy helicopter Rescue 193 was diverted from a prior tasking and were able to lower their winchman from the helicopter to recover the second boy safely to the clifftop.
Martin Bidmead, Watch Manager, Falmouth Coastguard said:
The coast can be a dangerous environment, and if you find yourself in trouble, please do not hesitate to dial 999 and ask for the coastguard.
Before walking on foreshores, always check the tides.
Posted By: Fred Caygill
For further details contact:
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency Press Office
023 8032 9401