Newquay's RNLI volunteers launched the charity's Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat twice on Friday (23 April) to rescue three bodyboarders drifting offshore in Newquay Bay and to assist Police and Coastguard with a search for a missing person at Perranporth.
The lifeboat crew's first alert was at 1.05pm following notification from UK Coastguard that three people were being blown out to sea by a strong offshore breeze, between the Fly Cellars near Newquay Harbour and the old lifeboat station at the Gazzle.
The volunteer crew performed the rescue in just three minutes, launching at 1.11pm, rescuing the three bodyboarders who had been blown out towards Dane Rock in Newquay Bay by the strong south easterly breeze and returning them safely to the harbour by 1.14pm.
The RNLI crew's pagers sounded again just after 11pm, and the Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat was launched to assist Police and Coastguard searching for a missing person at Perranporth.
Newquay RNLI crew joined Police, Coastguard teams, RNLI lifeboat crews from St Agnes and St Ives and the Coastguard rescue helicopter, and searched Perran Bay in a moderate south easterly breeze, before the missing person was found safe onshore by one of the search teams and the lifeboat crew were stood down, returning safely to Newquay Harbour at twenty-past-midnight.
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Attached picture: Newquay RNLI lifeboat crew return from search at Perranporth after midnight. Credit: Kev Goulding.
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