Padstow and Rock RNLI lifeboats carry out shoreline search
Padstow RNLI all weather lifeboat was launched shortly after 4pm today (15 November 2016), along with the D-class from Rock RNLI, to reports of two people cut off by the tide at Harlyn Bay
The lifeboats, along with the Coastguard helicopter carried out a shoreline search from Harlyn Bay back towards Padstow lifeboat station, before being stood down by the Coastguard at 4.35pm and returning to station.
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