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Plymouth RNLI lifeboats launched to assist an incident on the River Tamar

Lifeboats News Release

Plymouth volunteer lifeboat crews were tasked on Sunday evening (29 October) at 9.34pm.

The pagers sounded to a launch request by Falmouth Coastguard for both the all-weather lifeboat and smaller inshore lifeboat to assist Devon & Cornwall Police with an incident on the River Tamar. The situation was bought under control and both boats were stood down and returned to the station. They were ready for service again at 11pm.

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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