Falmouth’s inshore lifeboat was launched to reports of a girl in need of help in the sea yesterday.

Having returned from Sunday morning training, Falmouth’s volunteer crew were tasked to launch by the coastguard.

Within four minutes of the crew being paged, the boat launched at 1.09pm.

Helm Jamie Wakefield and crew Tamara Brookes, Chris Simpson and Caden Harris headed towards the north side of Hemmick Beach, between Dodman Point and Portholland, where a report had come in that a young girl had entered the water and disappeared from sight.

En route to the scene, the inshore lifeboat was stood down as the individual was already out of the water.

The lifeboat returned to station to make the boat ready for service.