Looe RNLI lifeboat crews assist in a search for a missing person
Both of Looe RNLI’s inshore lifeboats were launched earlier this afternoon, Tuesday 20 June 2017, to assist in a search for a missing male last seen on East Looe beach
The volunteer crews were stood down shortly after starting their search as the male was found in the town.
Looe RNLI’s volunteers were paged at 4.21pm to assist Devon and Cornwall Police and Looe Coastguard with a search for a missing male last seen on East Looe beach. Both of the charity’s inshore lifeboats launched six minutes later to commence their search. The lifeboats Atlantic 85 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II and D Class Ollie Naismith were stood down shortly afterwards as the male was located in the town.
Both inshore lifeboats returned to Looe Lifeboat Station where they were washed down and refuelled ready to go back on service.
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Looe RNLI Atlantic 85 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II and D Class Ollie Naismith off East Looe beach. Credit Richard Davies
· For further information on Looe RNLI Lifeboats please visit our website www.looelifeboats.co.uk
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