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All 3 Falmouth Lifeboats launched in multiagency evening harbour search

Lifeboats News Release

Just after 7.45pm on Tuesday 21 January, Falmouth’s inshore lifeboat was tasked to launch to reports of a tender adrift near Port Pendennis.

MarineTraffic screenshots of the inshore lifeboats movements

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MarineTraffic screenshots of the inshore lifeboats movements

With sufficient evidence to suggest the tender had recently been used, the boarding boat was launched to assist in a harbour search.

At 9.18pm, with the search ongoing, the all-weather lifeboat and volunteer crew launched to conduct the search alongside other agencies including the Coastguard rescue helicopter and Devon and Cornwall police.

At around 10.15pm, with nothing to suggest anyone was in difficulty, the lifeboats were stood down from their search.

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