Sunday, 5 May 2013

STATEMENT: PADSTOW SPEEDBOAT INCIDENT

Falmouth Coastguard was first contacted at 15.48 this afternoon reporting that six people had been thrown from a speedboat approximately 1/2 mile off Padstow in the Camel Estuary. It was reported by members of the public that the boat was out of control and had struck a number of those in the water.
 
The RNLI lifeboats from Rock, Padstow and Port Isaac along with the search and rescue helicopters from RNAS Culdrose and RMB Chivenor were sent to the scene. St. Merryn, Newquay and Polzeath Coastguard Rescue Teams have also been involved.
 
We do not believe at this time any other vessels, kayaks or people were involved in this incident, other than those that had fallen from the speedboat.