Newquay RNLI lifeboats launched to reports of a surfer in difficulty

Lifeboats News Release

Newquay's RNLI lifeboat volunteers were called out at 5.22pm on Sunday (3 April) after Falmouth Coastguard received a 999 call reporting a surfer in difficulty in a rip current at Crantock.

The charity's two inshore lifeboats responded and the RNLI crews searched the area and spoke to surfers in a one-metre swell and light south-westerly winds, whilst Newquay coastguard rescue team searched from the shore.

Nobody was found requiring assistance and the RNLI volunteers returned to Newquay Harbour just before 6pm.

Nearby Fistral Beach now has full-time RNLI lifeguard cover until the end of October, whilst the charity's lifeboat volunteers remain on-call 24-hours-a-day.

If you see anybody in difficulties in the sea or on the coast, please call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.
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