The Lizard Lifeboat along with Penlee Inshore Lifeboat launched at approximately 6.30 pm to multiple reports of two people having been swept off the harbour wall in Mullion Cove. Sea conditions were very rough with strong winds. HM Coastguard Helicopter, Mullion and Porthleven Coastguard Rescue Teams were also in attendance. On reaching the scene both lifeboats stood by to assist in the search.
Two people were winched from the sea into HM Coastguard Helicopter and flown directly to The Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske. Due to the very high winds and storm conditions Penlee ILB was operating at its limits and The Lizard Lifeboat escorted them back to Newlyn.
Sadly, it was confirmed later that the 2 casualties had both lost their lives. Our thoughts and sincere condolences go out to family and friends.