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Woman rescued from sea in Falmouth

By Jo_Wood  |  Posted: February 02, 2013

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Woman rescued from sea in Falmouth

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A woman was plucked from the sea 400 metres from Falmouth's shoreline in the early hours of Friday morning in a situation which could have had a 'much more tragic outcome'.

The woman, who had apparently decided to attempt to swim towards the docks just after midnight, became fatigued in the cold waters and people on the shore alerted the emergency services.

Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat, the Falmouth Coastguard Cliff Rescue Team and Ambulance and Police Units all attended the scene in Falmouth Inner Harbour.

The casualty was located struggling to stay afloat 400m from shore at 12.45am suffering from hypothermia.

The RNLI warned the incident would have had a 'much more tragic outcome' without the prompt action of the lifeboat crew.

-Jo is a digital journalist and editor based in Cornwall working as a Regional Digital Publisher, Devon and Cornwall, for Northcliffe Digital.

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  • Carolebb  |  February 04 2013, 9:16PM

    Too true DD, too true. So many unqualified journalists online these days think they know how to write, when they are just regurgitating PR pap and don't know they are being royally spun. Where is the questioning attitude and critical eye of an experienced eye, I ask myself. Not from this souce, that's for sure.....has 'form' over it.

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  • DogsDanglies  |  February 04 2013, 9:37AM

    @Carolebb: yep, there are lots of 'reporters' working for papers these days, and a lack of 'journalists'! DD

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  • Carolebb  |  February 03 2013, 10:08PM

    What sloppy journalism - no detail to the story or follow-up by Sunday night and an illogical and brief quote from the RNLI, no doubt scooped up without question from a press release. Poor stuff from this writer - YET AGAIN!

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  • falangler  |  February 02 2013, 4:16PM

    I hope the idiot is going to give a sizeable donation to the RNLI I think the next time we read of this woman it will be in the Darwin awards

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  • tompencoed  |  February 02 2013, 11:01AM

    Another idiot diverting emergency services away from people in real need

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