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Both boats shout for St Ives

Lifeboats News Release

It was just before 9pm when the volunteers pagers sounded

Inshore lifeboat launching

RNLI/Niki Brooks

Falmouth Coastguard needed both our inshore and all weather lifeboats to assist in a search.

Senior helm George Deacon launched the inshore lifeboat, and Coxswain Rob Cocking launched the all weather lifeboat on service.

The crew got underway to Hells Mouth to assist the police and Portreath cliff rescue in locating a missing person.

The inshore lifeboat crew set off 2 para flares to assist with lighting the area for all the rescue teams. Very shortly after both crews were notified that the person of concern was in the care of the police and safe.

Both crews made their way back to the station to prepare both boats for service.

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