Fourth shout in two days for Plymouth RNLI as both lifeboats tasked in one hour
Plymouth's lifeboats are having a busy time at the moment with two call outs in 60 minutes on Tuesday 5 December.
The pagers sounded at 5.36pm to a launch request from Falmouth Coastguard to reports of a fishing vessel taking on water after striking an object. The situation was resolved and the volunteer crew on the inshore lifeboat were stood down.
At 6.33pm the pagers sounded again as the all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch by Falmouth Coastguard to search for an unidentified floating object which had damaged a fishing boat. After a search was undertaken in the area that the fishing vessel had struck the object nothing was found and the search was called off and the crew returned to the station.
The call outs follow two shouts on Monday.Notes to editors
- Plymouth RNLI lifeboat has been operating since 1862. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/plymouth
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