A child that went missing from a Falmouth beach during Storm Dennis was part of an "incredibly busy" weekend for coastguards in the town.

The child was reported missing from Castle Beach just after 4.30pm yesterday, during the second day of the storm.

Volunteers with Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team were scrambled and after hunting the area the child was found successfully.

It was just part of a full weekend of callouts for the coastguards, with a spokesperson saying: "Another incredibly busy weekend for our team members, as Storm Dennis very much let the UK know he was here."

Other incidents included reports of a paddle boarder in distress in Falmouth's Carrick Roads, as reported by the Packet on Saturday.

Both Falmouth's inshore and all-weather lifeboats were also scrambled, and found two paddle boarders who were ultimately not in distress and well prepared, and who were left to carry on their journey.

Read more here: Falmouth lifeboats called over paddle boarders in Storm Dennis

Later on Saturday, at 2pm, four coastguard rescue officers were sent out with the area water rescue equipment, to support emergency services in Devon where there was flooding.

They were deployed to Exmouth and Teignmouth to bolster equipment and personnel in these areas, while being ready to support the operation across the county. Some 12 hours later they finished their shift, at 2am on Sunday.

The remaining team members were out in the Falmouth area on Saturday afternoon, carrying out patrols in local risk areas, to keep the public safe and give advice.