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Padstow RNLI lifeboat crew launch on Boxing Day

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer lifeboat crew were paged at 8.12pm (26 December) and launched to reports of a RIB taking on water half a mile off Bude

The Padstow Tamar class all weather lifeboat carried out a search of the area along with the Coastguard helicopter. Bude Coastguard rescue team and Bude RNLI lifeboat crews carried out a shoreline search.


After an extensive search by all the teams involved, the crew was stood down and returned to Padstow station at 11.10pm.

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