Two Fowey RNLI lifeboats assist in search

Lifeboats News Release

Fowey RNLI’s all-weather Trent class lifeboat and the D class inshore lifeboat were both called out to assist in a multi-agency search on Thursday 23 September.

RNLI/Cathy Baillie

The RNLI boats were launched at 6pm to assist the coastguard and police in St Austell Bay in a search. The two lifeboats between them searched a large area of the coastline from Gribben Head to Chapel Point.

This was a long shout for the lifeboat crew, led by Coxswain Jimmy Hodinott and Helm Adam Russell, with both boats returning to Fowey harbour at 10.30pm.

Anthony Haley was last seen at around 9.30am on Wednesday 22 September. He is described as a white male, of stocky build and around 6ft tall. He has facial hair and tattoos on his arms and hands. Anthony is believed to be wearing black trousers and a blue t-shirt.

Anyone with any information or sightings should contact Devon and Cornwall Police by calling 101 and quote log 622 of 22/09/21.

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