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Padstow volunteer RNLI crew launched at 3.33pm on Saturday 7 August to reports of a person in the water at the north end of Perran Sands. The lifeboat was on scene just after 4pm and carried out a shoreline search for almost five hours before being stood down.

Newquay RNLI Lifeboats, RNLI lifeguards, Newquay Coastguard, St Agnes Coastguard, Rescue Helicopter 924 and the Police were also tasked.

Padstow lifeboat returned to the station and was refuelled and ready for service by 10pm.

If you see anyone in difficulties on the coast, please call 999 and ask for the coastguard.

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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

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