Newquay RNLI volunteers assist fisherman

Lifeboats News Release

Newquay's RNLI lifeboat volunteers responded for the second time in 12-hours on Friday 31 July, when they were paged at 7.02am and tasked to assist a local fishing boat which had got into difficulties with a fouled propeller in Holywell Bay.

Newquay lifeboat towing fishing boat to safety across Newquay Bay

RNLI/Kev Goulding

Newquay RNLI crew towing fishing boat to safety

The charity's Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat launched in a slight swell and the RNLI crew towed the fishing boat to the safety of Newquay Harbour, arriving back at 9.30am.

The previous evening, the crew had been paged at 6.52pm to assist Padstow lifeboat and Coastguard teams in the search for a reported person in the water at Treyarnon Point. After searching the area, including Constantine and Booby's Bay, nobody was found in the distress, the call was deemed a false alarm with good intent and the lifeboat crew returned to Newquay Harbour at 8.30pm.

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For more information please contact Andy Hobkinson, Newquay RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer at or 07880 507464 or Marianne Quinn, Regional Media Officer at or 07786 668847 or contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789

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