Coastguard issues warning after multiple rescues take place in Plymouth and Falmouth

The Coastguard is urging caution after they were called to deal with multiple incidents in just 24 hours.

In just one hour and a half period, teams say they had to deal with three incidents in Falmouth involving swimmers. While an adult and two children were rescued after their dinghy capsized in Plymouth.

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Two children and an adult had to be rescued by the RNLI after their dinghy capsized and left them stranded.

The trio got into trouble on Plymouth Breakwater, but managed to scramble onto the wall to safety.

Luckily they were all wearing life jackets and used their mobile phone to call 999 to ask for the coastguard.

The volunteer crew reached them within minutes of the shout at 6.40pm on May 28 and, after bailing out the dinghy, were able to tow them back to the slip way.

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Numerous people were rescued at Maenporth Beach in Falmouth on Wednesday (27 May) after coastguards were tasked to deal with three incidents within an hour and a half.

At 5:10pm, the first report came in, a ‘concern for welfare’ of a swimmer who’d been washed onto the rocks.

On scene the rescue team found three people who had now become cut off by the tide having made their way to the rocks when sea conditions worsened.

While the remaining team members were keeping a watch of the group they spotted a swimmer in difficulty also being swept out.

Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team said: “All team members were recalled to the Maenporth and were gearing up for a ‘snatch’ water rescue when the lady was seen to be clambering up the rocks and making her own way back to the beach.

“Team members met with her and made sure she was ok. Other than some minor cuts. She was well."

All of the incidents took place at Maenporth Beach in Falmouth Credit: Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team

At 6:26pm the team was sent back to Maenporth following a report of a 13-year-old girl who was in trouble in the sea.

On scene the team found that she had been recovered from the water by a relative and both were passed into the care of ambulance crews.

The team have sounded a warning about staying safe in the sea. Credit: Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team