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Fowey RNLI lifeboat launches to report of people cut off by tide

Lifeboats News Release

On September 11 at 2.00pm Fowey’s volunteer lifeboat crew launched their all-weather lifeboat in response to a call from a member of the public who reported two people believed to be cut off at Vault Beach at the southern end of the beach.

Chris Mason

Library shot of Fowey's all-weather lifeboat

On arrival at the scene the crew conducted a shore line search. Two people fishing at the far end of the beach, matching the description, were subsequently confirmed to be the same people who the member of the public had believed to be cut off. The two people had walked down a tiny path from above the rocks and were able to return via the same route. They were using a white cloth to gut the fish and it's believed that it looked like they where waving for help.

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