31 Dec 2012 - Padstow RNLI called to assist in search for missing man

The volunteer crew of the Tamar class all-weather lifeboat from Padstow were launched today (Monday 31st December) to help in a search for a missing man.

The Padstow Lifeboat Spirit of Padstow was launched at 5.45 pm to assist Coastguards, police, along with a search and rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose to locate a local 72 year old man from Padstow who had been reported missing since the weekend.

The search started at Hawkers Cove in Padstow to the Camel Estuary after further information was then diverted to search from Stepper Point along the coastline to Trevone.

Due to rough seas and the worsening weather conditions the lifeboat was stood down at 7pm to resume the search again the following morning.

The Lifeboat put to sea again on New Year’s Day at 9.00am and proceeded to make a thorough search from Pentire Head to Hawkers Cove, then from Stepper Point to Cataclews Point.

Heavy sea conditions continued to make the searching close inshore difficult, the lifeboat stood down at 11.10am.