RNLI Rescue off Fowey

Wednesday 9th August 2017

RNLI Rescue off Fowey

Fowey RNLI D-Class launched to swimmer in distress

Friday 4 August at 5pm 3 volunteers on the Olive Two launched to respond to a report of a woman in trouble swimming near St Catherine’s Point and now missing.

A couple had set off from Coombe Beach to swim to Readymoney when the woman had got into difficulties. The man had helped her to a rock and then gone for help.

The RNLI crewmembers were tasked with searching from St Catherine’s to Coombe to find her as quickly as possible.

As they searched all the gullies, people on the cliff started to wave directions and the woman was found. Jamie Gitsham went ashore to check her ability to move and the lifeboat stood off to wait. When it was ascertained that she could move safely she was helped on board by Tim Stables and Malcolm Richardson and taken to the lifeboat station to await an ambulance.

After warming up she felt better and the ambulance was cancelled.

The Fowey RNLI D-Class lifeboat Olive Two was returned to station and made ready for service by 5.45pm.

(Photos taken from St Catherine's Castle, Fowey)

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