Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Bude coastguard put to the test

Compass Point Bude
Submit this page to reddit

9:58am 13th August 2017

Bude Coastguard have been putting their skills to the test in a training exercise this weekend.

amateur photographer played the part of a missing person on Friday night (August 10).

He gave only the time he had parked his car, its location and a description of what he was wearing to the team.

The coastguard said it was a successful exercise: "Using behaviour profiling, search management skills and local knowledge, our trainee Officer in Charge deployed three teams of three Coastguard Rescue Officers (our thanks to three colleagues from the Boscastle Coastguard Rescue Team who joined us in the exercise) to search different routes and locations where he was likely to be found. 

"Happily, at around 20:17 the casualty was located safe and well.

"Searching for missing persons is an integral part of the training and practice for any Coastguard Rescue Officer.

"We can be called out at any time of day or night, whatever the weather, to search for vulnerable people who have gone missing for whatever reason.

"Many thanks to Baz for his invaluable assistance in acting out the role of a missing person."

9:58am 13th August 2017

Share This Story

Submit this page to reddit

Contact Us

If you would like to submit a query or provide more information on this story please get in touch below.

Please wait...
  • Up to 3 JPG or PNG images, 2MB max size
  • We will always endeavour to credit you when we publish your pictures.
  • By uploading you are agreeing to this non-exclusive reuse, royalty-free, across all Pirate FM platforms, which extends to our partner broadcasters.
  • You retain copyright to all images.
  • If you would like to send us a video, please upload to YouTube or similar and paste the video URL into the message above.
Suggested articles
bude canal

Man has liquid thrown in his face in Bude

It is claimed he first feared it was an acid attack

swanpool beach falmouth

Coastguard called to fears for swimmers in Falmouth

There were reports two people were in difficulty in the water...

Trending
Lightning over Truro

WATCH: The bank holiday storm warning for Cornwall

Thunderstorms and heavy rain on the cards

smithick hill falmouth

Suspected assault and kidnap in Falmouth

Police concerned for whereabouts of victim

Suggested articles

Jeremy Corbyn puts Labour on 'permanent notice' for snap general election

National News: Jeremy Corbyn has put Labour activists on "permanent notice" amid rumours in Westminster of another general election.

Man has liquid thrown in his face in Bude

Cornwall News: It is claimed he first feared it was an acid attack

Trending in Cornwall

VIDEO: Bank holiday traffic & weather alerts for Cornwall

When and where the roads will be busiest

More dogs bitten by adders in Cornwall

Several pets have been treated in Callington

VIDEO: Jubilee Pool reopens for the summer

A full day of events, including free swimming!

Suspected assault and kidnap in Falmouth

Police concerned for whereabouts of victim

WATCH: The bank holiday storm warning for Cornwall

Thunderstorms and heavy rain on the cards

WATCH: The pets that need a forever home in Cornwall

Pirate FM supports the NAWT on Local Radio Day

WATCH: Bank holiday coastal safety warning for Cornwall

Here's the advice from coastguard rescuers...

You can now get Cornish pasties delivered to your work place

It's thanks to a new van service from Rowe's!

Appeal after teen 'raped' by a stranger in Plymouth

Police say he was forced down an alleyway

More news...

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall