PERRANUTHNOE is a small village on the South Coast of Cornwall, just East of Marazion, there is a Car Park and sloping access to a safe sandy beach and the beachside Cabin Cafe. It has The Victoria a superb multi award winning pub, which serves super food both lunchtimes & evenings, - a Church dating back as far as 1160. The Lynfield Centre which houses The Cowhouse Gallery, Kernewek Ky, Professional dog grooming The Peppercorn Cafe, a hairdressers and Linen & Clay.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

A bad way to start the year !




COASTGUARD COORDINATE SEARCH FOR PERSON SWEPT OUT TO SEA FROM LOE BAR (where we were yesterday morning)                                                                           

Coastguards will resume the search at first light this morning for a person who went missing last night after being swept out to sea from Loe Bar, near Porthleven. The person had gone out walking with a group of friends who had decided to make for Loe Bar. The group went for a paddle in the rough seas and when some of them were up to their knees a large wave swept the person off their feet.
   One of the group called 999 and spoke to Falmouth Coastguard who immediately requested the following to begin a search: Coastguard Rescue Teams from Penzance, Porthleven, Mullion and Porthoustock  RNLI all weather lifeboats from Penlee and Lizard Rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose
    The coastguard rescue teams, lifeboats and helicopter searched for some hours in atrocious weather conditions but sadly were unable to find any sign of the missing person. By 4.30 am they had covered the search area many times over but had been unable to locate a person in the water. The search was therefore suspended until first light when the coastguard teams would begin another search.
    Phil Mathias, Falmouth Coastguard Watch Manager says:
       "The weather for searching tonight has been particularly challenging and as the night has gone on, conditions have deteriorated. There have been south to south westerly gale force to severe gale force winds with very rough sea and rain. The teams have conducted a very intensive search for the missing person. We have been able to focus our efforts into a relatively tight area because of onshore winds but have still been unable to locate the missing person.
  We will resume our search with coastguard teams at first light today."
The search pattern track of the AWB Penlee Lifeboat the Ivan Ellen -  in seas that must have been much worse than our photos - and in the dark !
I took this at 12.50pm - Why on earth would you go that close to a raging sea like that on a steeply shelving beach. I'm sure that there are still warnings there about not entering the water.  So very sad that a happy New Year holiday should end this way !

3 comments:

  1. Just saw on the news that they have recovered a body

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    1. Yes I heard this lunchtime - found on the beach this morning. At least it brings closure for the family !

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  2. Still an awful way to start the New Year, something so silly (in my eyes) as going for a dip in a raging sea will make New Years tough for their family and friends for ever.

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