Fowey D class launches following reports of cries for help
On Saturday June 17, following reports of cries for help being heard from the shore at Black Head, Fowey’s inshore lifeboat was launched at 8.28pm.
The volunteer lifeboat crew were tasked to assist the Mevagissey coastguard rescue team, who were already on scene, with a coastline search of the vicinity. Arriving on scene the lifeboat conducted its search towards Pentewan. The Pentewan Beach safety boat was also on scene and had found nothing. At 9.21pm the coastguard stood down the lifeboat and it returned to Fowey. This was considered to have been a false alarm with good intent.
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