Emergency services were searching in West Cornwall this morning after a man was reported missing.

Police, coastguards and the RNLI were all involved in the hunt for a 52-year-old man.

Penzance Coastguard Rescue Team was called out at 5.37am over concerns about the man that was last seen late yesterday evening in the Promenade area of the town.

A coastguard spokesperson said: “Police requested our assistance to search for the gentleman who was now considered as missing.

“Under the command of the deputy station officer the team were soon on scene and liaising with the police to plan and conduct a thorough search from Long Rock to Newlyn.”

They were joined by Land’s End Coastguard Search & Rescue Team and St Ives Coastguard Rescue Team, along with the coastguard helicopter Rescue 924 using its infra-red camera.

The rotating Promenade webcam was also used, with the help of National Coastwatch Institution Penzance.

Falmouth Packet:

The coastguard helicopter Rescue 924. Photo: Penlee RNLI

Penlee’s inshore lifeboat ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’ was scrambled at 6.24am to search for the man along the shoreline between Penzance and Newlyn.

The search included Abbey Slipway, where the body of a 49-year-old man from Penzance was found in the water on Wednesday.

Read more: Body found at Abbey Slipway, Penzance

The lifeboat crew of Andrew Wood, Amy Smith, Marcel Le Bretton and Dan Sell were joined in the search by Penzance Coastguard Rescue Team and the coastguard helicopter 'Rescue 924'.

In addition to the coastaline, the adjacent streets and land were also searched.

The search was subsequently called off when the missing man was found inland.

A Penlee Lifeboat spokesperson said: “No persons were found and the search was soon called off when the missing person was found alive and well.”

Falmouth Packet:

The crew of Penlee's inshore lifeboat. Photo: Penlee RNLI

A coastguard spokesperson said: “HM Coastguard was assisting Devon and Cornwall Police with a search for a missing person in the Penzance area.

“The search ended after the person was found inland.”