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One Woman Rescued THREE Times In Four Days

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 6:02am 22nd August 2016. (Updated at 2:38pm 22nd August 2016)

It is revealed Looe's lifeboats have been scrambled THREE times in four days to rescue the same person.

It is after the woman got cut off on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Coastguards say she has since been given a "comprehensive safety briefing."

A spokesperson for Looe lifeboat said: "On Thursday a call came in at tea time regarding a young lady cut off by the tide on second beach, East Looe.

"The call was made by the same person from her mobile phone. The lady was taken to the lifeboat station and the lifeboats stood down.

"This was the second call from the lady as she was involved in a rescue two days before.

"On Friday at 11.50am another mobile call came in, again from the same person, cut off by the tide at Port Nadler beach.

"The lady was taken back to the lifeboat station where she was met by the Coastguard who gave her a comprehensive safety briefing."

The rescues were among a string of shouts attended by the RNLI volunteers, which saw nine people being rescued.

Brian Bowdler, helm of the lifeboat, said: "None of these rescues were easy because of sea and weather conditions. We always respond to any call to ensure that our primary role of saving lives at sea is maintained.

"The spring tides can catch people out, especially holiday makers, who are unaware of the tidal cycles and speed that the tide can come in.

"At this time of year both lifeboats are launched because the number of persons involved is not always known."

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