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Plymouth RNLI volunteer crew paged just after midnight

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew of Plymouth all-weather and inshore lifeboats were awoken to their pagers sounding to an immediate readiness call off Falmouth Coastguard to assist Devon and Cornwall Police at 12.24am on Friday 3 November.

Both lifeboats and volunteer crew were on standby to launch to aid the police at Millbay. The situation was bought under control and the crew were stood down at 12.42am.

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