Police Called To Distressed Scillonian Passenger

St Mary’s police were called out to the harbour yesterday lunchtime following a call from staff on board the Scillonian III.

They were concerned that a daytrip passenger was showing signs of distress and confusion.

Sergeant Colin Taylor went to meet the male visitor who had attracted attention after he became highly agitated on the quayside.

Colin stayed with the man for over two hours and when he was satisfied that he was not going to put himself in any danger he left him to continue his daytrip.

However, although the ferry brought him to the islands yesterday, they have now refused him passage back to mainland.


2 Responses to Police Called To Distressed Scillonian Passenger

  1. Tamar July 16, 2012 at 9:34 am

    I disagree. I think that this and other recent incidents show lack of facilities to deal with mental illness on the islands.

  2. David July 16, 2012 at 9:22 am

    I think this and a couple of other recent incidents has shown a lack of tolerance of mental illness in the Islands.