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Padstow RNLI tasked during Newquay Lifeboat Day

Lifeboats News Release

Our Charity’s volunteer lifeboat crew set off at 12.38pm on Saturday (29 July) to reports of people caught in a rip at Porthcothan Bay.

RNLI Newquay

Padstow RNLI crew were attending Newquay RNLI’s Lifeboat Day at Newquay Harbour when they responded to their pagers. Newquay RNLI was also tasked along with Rescue Helicopter 924 and Padstow Coastguard. Arriving on scene it was found that all persons had been safely taken back to shore by RNLI lifeguards.

Padstow RNLI was stood down and returned to Newquay Lifeboat Day by 1.25pm.

Notes to editors

Image 1: Padstow RNLI Lifeboat at Newquay Harbour

Credit: Newquay RNLI

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