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Cornwall's Search and Rescue To Go Private

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 3:28pm 28th November 2011. (Updated at 3:29pm 28th November 2011)

The government insists Cornwall's search and rescue helicopter service is safe.

It is as ministers announce it will be handed to a private company by 2016.

That is when the ageing Sea King fleet is due to be replaced.

Officials say civilian crews will still be based at Culdrose or nearby.

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