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Lifeboat crews are summoned to three incidents in 12 hours

By West Briton  |  Posted: June 14, 2012

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BOATERS from Helston were among those helped when Falmouth's lifeboats were called into action three times in just 12 hours.

The first call for the inshore lifeboat, just before 9.30am last Wednesday, was to a yacht moored off Prince of Wales Pier, whose only occupant had fallen into the cockpit and damaged his ribs.

Andy Jenkins, Mark Pollard and Neil Capper helped the sailor, from Solihull into the lifeboat and took him to the pier where a waiting ambulance took him to hospital.

Just before 2pm the coastguard called for the lifeboat to help the 20ft day boat Mambo, aground on Turnaware Bar with four people from Helston on board.

Refloated, she was towed to the visitors' pontoon in Falmouth to be checked by Mr Jenkins, Mr Capper and fellow crewman Tom Bird.

Then just before 6pm Mr Jenkins, Mr Bird and Di Bush rescued three young people cut off by the tide at Arthur's Beach, under Stack Point. The 21-year-olds from Falmouth were picked up from the rocks and taken back to coastguards at Swanpool who gave them safety advice.

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