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St Ives crew launch to search Wicca Pool area

Lifeboats News Release

At 2.39pm this afternoon, the pagers sounded and the crew responded.

All weather lifeboat returning home

RNLI/Niki Brooks

Falmouth Coastguard needed assistance with reports of concerns for what could be a missing person, the alarm was raised by a well meaning and concerned member of the public who'd seen a dog barking and looking down a cliff for some time - there were concerns that the owner may have fallen.

The crew launched the all weather lifeboat and got underway.

On arrival at the location of Wicca Pool, the crew were asked to perform a shoreline search from Carracks to the West of Zennor but did not locate any persons. The cliff rescue team were also in attendance.

Luckily some time later, the dog's owner was located safe and well, the dog made its way back home and all ended safely and well.

The crew then made their way back to the station.

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