Plymouth RNLI volunteer crew paged just after midnight
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.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.