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Padstow RNLI lifeboat crew launch to an upturned dinghy

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteer lifeboat crew launched at 8.06pm last night (Friday 21 April) to reports of an upturned dinghy and two people in the water, just off Rocky Beach, between Harlyn Bay and Trevone Bay.

Padstow all-weather lifeboat and Y-boat recovering the dinghy.

Julie Anderson

Padstow all-weather lifeboat and Y-boat recovering the dinghy.

The dinghy was found straight away and the crew searched for the two people. After a sighting of two people on shore, the crew launched the smaller Y-boat to investigate and were supported by Padstow Coastguard Rescue Team.

With the two people safe on the shore with Padstow Coastguard, the crew returned to the lifeboat station taking the recovered dinghy with them.

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Image 1 – Padstow all-weather lifeboat and Y-boat recovering the dinghy.

Credit: Julie Anderson

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