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Newquay Lifeboat, Old 1920s Footage

If you’re as fascinated by seeing old photographs and movies of Newquay in the past as I am, you’ll love this old black and white footage of Newquay Lifeboat being launched in the 1920s. The film spans a few years, … Continue reading

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Newquay RNLI lifeboats search for missing female

The first launch of the New Year for Newquay’s lifeboats was to search for a missing woman.

Newquay’s inshore lifeboats launched at 13:40 hrs on Tuesday 4th January 2010 to search for a missing female. The lady had been reported missing by concerned friends who were unsure of her whereabouts.

Falmouth Coastguard received a 999 call reporting the local lady missing. They were concerned that she may have got into difficulties along the coast line.

Tasked to search from Pentire headland to Porth Island, the lifeboats launched with volunteers Joe Emmett and Christian Brown at the helms. The volunteer lifeboat crew along with the Newquay Cliff rescue team carried out an extensive search before being stood down at 14:30 hrs. The lady had been found safe and well at home. Continue reading

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Late night shout for Newquay’s RNLI lifeboat crew

Newquay’s RNLI volunteers were raised from their beds last night (Sunday 12 December) by a request from Falmouth coastguard to launch to investigate a 999 call from a female reporting that she had been cut off by the tide and was now trapped in a… Continue reading

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Newquay RNLI assists sailing dinghy

Newquay’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat launched at 3,25pm on Wednesday 17 November 2010 to assist a sailing dinghy in difficulties about a quarter of a mile off Newquay Harbour.

Falmouth Coastguard received a phone call from a lone sailor requesting assistance as he was unable to make his way back to the harbour. The outhaul on his laser dinghy had broken and he was unable to sail the boat. He had slackened the sail off to prevent him being blown further out to sea.

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