Better safe than sorry – if you lose your surfboard, tell the Coastguard

From Bude Coastguard:

During a routine patrol a few days ago, members of the Bude Coastguard Rescue Team were tasked by the Coastguard Operations Centre in Falmouth, following the discovery of a surfboard found washed up on Sandymouth Beach by a rightfully concerned member of the public. It’s a scary thought, a surfboard with no surfer attached, and the member of the public did right to report it. 

With the team on-scene promptly, images were taken of the surfboard and immediately dispatched to the CGOC, as the team took a closer look at the board and searched the beach.

As there had been no reports of a missing surfer in the area, no further action was taken, nor were further assets tasked.

If you happen to lose your board while surfing, and you’re not in danger, please call the Coastguard Operations Centre in Falmouth on 01326 317 575 at the earliest opportunity and give them a description of the lost board. That way, when it washes up, we’ll know you’re safe.

And as always, if you happen to see anyone in trouble in the water or on the coast, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

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