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Overnight launch for both Fowey RNLI lifeboats

Lifeboats News Release

On Monday July 3 at 10.45pm Fowey’s all-weather lifeboat and the D class lifeboat were launched to assist St Austell and Polruan coastguard in a situation involving a vulnerable male at St Catherine’s Castle above Fowey Harbour mouth.

Fowey RNLI

Library shot of Fowey's all-weather lifeboat on pontoon

Fowey’s volunteer lifeboat crews were tasked on scene to illuminate the area from the sea and provide safety cover, so that the coastguard could locate and access the casualty on land up at the castle.

Police negotiators arrived to care for the man and the lifeboats remained at the scene until they were stood down at 3.44am.

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