Local Coastguard Team Mudflats Rescue

The local coastguard teams of Falmouth and Portscatho performed a rescue yesterday afternoon in Ruan creek.

coastguard-mudteamA hire boat with one adult and two children became stuck in the mud and both teams performed a rescue and successfully brought the casualties to safety, albeit somewhat embarrassed about thier ordeal.

Two find them, two team members searched around the Pencalenick School grounds and down to the creek whilst one team member and South Cornwall Sierra searched the Tregothnan area. The remainder of the team with the CRV searched the areas in between until they were located.

A team member from Portscatho identified what they believed to be the casualty vessel and directed the rescue units toward a location nearby with best access.

This access was around half to three quaters of a mile over open ground but not suitable for 4×4 vehicles, so the teams, dressed in full PPE, maneuvered all of the mud rescue equipment over some rather hilly and tricky terrain to the foreshore.

They setup a natural holdfast for the winch to connect in to. Two mud rescue technicians made their way some 200m to the boat and placed the 3 casualties into the stretchers to be returned to the shore.

The casualties were later released from Treliske and rescued their boat.

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