A rescue involving all three Falmouth lifeboats, the coastguard helicopter and police was launched yesterday evening over reports a sailor could be in trouble.

Just after 7.45pm the call came in that there was a tender adrift near Port Pendennis, with evidence to suggest it had recently been used.

Falmouth's inshore lifeboat was initially launched to search the harbour, closely followed by the boarding boat.

At 9.18pm, with the search ongoing, the all-weather lifeboat and volunteer crew was also launched to help in the search, along with the coastguard rescue helicopter and the police.

At around 10.15pm, with nothing to suggest anyone was in difficulty, the lifeboats were stood down from their search.

Falmouth Packet:

A MarineTraffic screenshot of the lifeboat activity during the evening