Both boats launch to assist in a search

Lifeboats News Release

At 2.47pm this afternoon both our all weather and inshore lifeboats launched.

RNLI/Niki Brooks

All weather coming down the slipway
The request came in from Falmouth Coastguard, and the crew quickly responded.

The crew got underway to Clodgy Point in order to perform a search. There were concerns that there may be a potential casualty in need of assistance. The crew arrived and both boats performed a full search, the inshore focusing on the shoreline. After a detailed search had been performed, and the crew were satisfied that there was no casualty in the area, they returned to the station.

RNLI/Niki Brooks

Crew launching

RNLI/Niki Brooks

Crew on route

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