Volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew from Padstow, Rock and Port Isaac were involved in a multiagency search for a missing person in the water off the North Cornwall coast today (Wednesday 22 January).
The Padstow all weather Tamar class lifeboat, Rock's D-class lifeboat and the D-class lifeboat from Port Isaac were launched at around 9.45am on the request of Falmouth Coastguard who had received a report of an angler who'd been washed off rocks into the sea. A rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose was also involved in the search.
RNLI volunteers from the three stations searched the area off The Rumps, north east of Padstow.
Conditions at the scene were described as not very pleasant, with a strong north westerly force 4 to 5 wind, 15 foot swell and cold air temperatures.
Rock and Port Isaac RNLI crew were stood down around 1.30pm down by Falmouth Coastguard with the volunteer lifeboat crews returning to their respective stations. Padstow's volunteer crew were stood down shortly after.