2010 Incident #60 9.10.10 0853UTC #4955

The Initial Response Team ‘IRT’ was tasked to a 999 call that a male had been swept off the Cobb high wall during a high spring tide.  The RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched together with the harbour master’s launch.  Despite an extensive search for an hour, the man was never located and it was assumed that the casualty made a safe and quick escape to safety by jumping off onto the lower inner wall.


In this incident as well as the one on Thursday, a member of the public has been genuinely concerned for the welfare of others.  As always, the message is if you are in distress, or if you see someone in difficulty, or who even appears to be in difficulty at sea and around our coastline, DIAL 999 and ask for the COASTGUARD


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