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Newquay RNLI lifeboat volunteers respond to Gannel Estuary call

Newquay RNLI lifeboats, Atlantic 85 Gladys Mildred and D class Enid Mary, respond to 999 call from woman trapped by tide who had been up to her neck in water and was unsure of her exact location.

RNLI crew on the D class lifeboat, which had been brought overland due to the challenging conditions at sea, were able to rescue her from shallow reedbeds with assistance from police and coastguard teams. , ,

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