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Major search for a missing man in Cornwall

Major search for a missing man in Cornwall

Published by Emma Carton at 1:03pm 12th August 2019. (Updated at 3:12pm 12th August 2019)

Reports of a young man missing in west Cornwall have sparked a multi-agency search operation.

The police and Coastguard helicopters scoured an area from Camborne to the coast in the early hours of Monday morning.

They were scrambled at around 3.30am after officers were informed of a man who had disappeared from the Hayle area.

Both lifeboats from St Ives were also drafted in to help and began searching the area around Hell's Mouth and Godrevy.

They were stood down when Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed the man had been found safe and well.

"The pagers certainly woke the crew when they sounded in the early hours of this morning, and regardless of the time the crew responded. 

"Robin Langford, Deputy Second Coxswain, launched the all- weather lifeboat at just before 3.30am with volunteer crew Nick Phillips, Neil Brooks, Graeme Russell, Jack Coop, Jack Hill and Murray Walker. 

"The request had come from Falmouth Coastguard of assistance needed to locate a potential casualty. 

"It was also decided that to perform a detailed search of the required area, our in-shore lifeboat would also launch as this vessel can get much closer to the rocky coves. 

"Helm Jonathan Harvey launched the inshore lifeboat with volunteer crew Daisy Jarvis and Jake Martin. 

"Both vessels made their way to Hell's Mouth via the Outer Sound in order to support the police and Portreath and St Ives Coastguard; search and rescue helicopter 924 was also present. 

"On arrival our all-weather lifeboat began their search from Hell's mouth, heading east to Bassetts Cove, and our in-shore lifeboat searched from Godrevy Head through to Dead Man's Cove. 

"The crews completed their searches and were waiting for further instructions when luckily the potential casualty was located safe and well".

St Ives RNLI

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