Sennen Cove Lifeboats ~ Recent Service Launches

Thursday 19th April Station Tamar Class `City of London III` and Inshore Lifeboat "Amy Brown"
On Thursday afternoon 19 April HM Coastguard received a report that a female climber had fallen down the cliff at Carn Barra, Folly Cove between Nanjizal and Gwennap Head. She had fallen about 5 metres on to a ledge with a drop about 30 metres below her. HM Coastguard requested both lifeboats to launch and stand by the scene of the incident in case anyone should accidentally enter the water.

Both RNLI lifeboats, the all weather Tamar class City of London III, and the relief inshore lifeboat D798, launched at 12.30 pm. The Land's End and the Penzance Cliff Rescue Teams were also tasked, along with Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 924.

Both lifeboats stood by in the heavy swell whilst members of the Cliff Rescue Teams and the helicopter crew attended to the casualty. This took some time, owing to the precarious situation on the ledge. She was complaining of back pain and there was some concern about other possible injuries. Once she was made stable, the helicopter airlifted her to Treliske Hospital.

The two lifeboats were then stood down, and returned to Sennen Cove, arriving at about 3.15 pm.

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