Saturday saw a blustery 27th shout of 2021 for Falmouth's lifeboat crew, called out to an unoccupied yacht run aground.

Launching at 7.24am, Falmouth's inshore lifeboat Robina Nixon Chard headed towards Percuil River, near St Mawes, alongside Falmouth and Portscatho Coastguard Rescue Teams.

Whilst the coastguard team took a look a the yacht itself, the inshore lifeboat conducted a search nearby.

Falmouth coastguard rescue team posted on Facebook: "Team tasked to a vessel aground. Amsterdam Point, near St Mawes.

"We were tasked alongside Portscatho Coastguard Rescue Team, Falmouth Lifeboat and full time Coastal Operations Area Commander AC11 On scene, following a short search, the ILB and Portscatho CRT were able to establish that the vessel was unoccupied and had broken free from moorings nearby. We were stood down on route."

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As it was evident that the yacht had broken free from its mooring in the gusty weather, and with it understood that no-one was at risk, the lifeboat crew were stood down to return to the station and make the lifeboat ready to be called out again.