Mullion incident used to promote beach safety

The Maritime and Coastal Agency chose to make an incident at Mullion national news to get its message across. On 26th October, they reported:

HM Coastguard received multiple 999 calls at 4:50 this evening (26 October) from members of the public who saw a woman and her dog being washed off the breakwater into the sea, after being hit by a large wave at Mullion Cove. Her partner entered the water to help and all were able to get themselves quickly out of the water. Mullion Coastguard Rescue Team was sent along with the ambulance service. The couple have been taken to hospital to be checked over.

Phil Norman, Duty Controller for HM Coastguard said: ‘The couple were extremely lucky, it could have ended very differently for them.

‘I really would urge people to stay well away from breaking waves, there is no doubt that they make dramatic scenes but it just takes one unpredictable wave and you may not make it home to your loved ones. Please stay safe, stay back and stay dry but remember if you do see someone in trouble at sea or along the coast call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.’ #AllSafe #999Coastguard #StaySafe

 

Humber Coastguard

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