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Newquay RNLI called out while the new King is being crowned!

Lifeboats News Release

At 9.47am on Saturday 6 May, the morning of the Kings coronation, Newquay RNLI volunteers received a pager alert!

Newquay's Atlantic 85 launching out of the harbour

RNLI/Kev Goulding

Newquay's Atlantic 85 launching out of the harbour
A local charter boat was experiencing engine difficulties in the Trevose Head area.
Falmouth Coastguard called for assistance from other boats in the area but to no avail.

The decision was taken to launch the charity's Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat which was able to tow the charter boat out of danger and back to Newquay Bay, where she was secured to a mooring line.

After the lengthy tow, the volunteer crew returned the lifeboat back to Newquay harbour, she was recovered and made ready for service.

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