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Newquay RNLI volunteers called out just after new Atlantic 85 named

Lifeboats News Release

On Sunday 21 May, just two hours after Uncle Johnnys (the charity's Atlantic 85) naming ceremony had closed, crew pagers sounded.

Abi Wild,Newquay RNLI volunteer with inflatable Super Mario balloon

RNLI/Kev Goulding

Abi Wild, Newquay RNLI volunteer with inflatable Super Mario balloon
At 7.07pm the alert was raised and Uncle Johnny was put into action.

Along with colleagues from Newquay coastguard search & rescue team, Newquay RNLI Lifeboat volunteers were tasked to investigate reports by a member of the public regarding objects in the water at Polly Joke.

After a thorough investigation a wooden object was located and once it was established no one was in difficulty all assets were stood down.

Newquay volunteers returned to the lifeboat station after investigating another object in the water en route back, thankfully it was only 'Super Mario'!

If you see something suspicious along the coast dial 999 and ask for the coastguard.

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