Padstow RNLI lifeboat responds to sighting of red flares

Lifeboats News Release

Padstow RNLI all weather lifeboat launched at 6.59pm last night (9 February 2017) to reports of red flares

Padstow RNLI all weather lifeboat in boathouse

RNLI/Abi Jago

Padstow RNLI Lifeboat being washed down after the shout
The lifeboat crew carried out a shoreline search from the station to Harlyn Bay and Trevone and on to Stepper Point. They continued the search back to Trevose Head and after finding nothing the crew were stood down and returned to the lifeboat station at 8.10pm.

Notes to Editor

Image 1: Padstow RNLI Lifeboat safely back at the station and being washed down. Credit: Abigail Jago volunteer press officer

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