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A busy weekend for lifeboat crews

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: June 29, 2012

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LOOE RNLI volunteers had a busy weekend rescuing those who found themselves in difficulties off the resort's coast.

Crews responded to three shouts in as many days from Saturday, June 9, to Monday, June 11.

An RNLI spokeswoman said: "The first incident was at 10.40am on Saturday when the Atlantic class lifeboat, Alan and Margaret, was launched to an angling vessel three miles off Looe with a person onboard suffering chest pains."

The lifeboat helped two crew members, including doctor Dale Staff, on board and administered first aid.

The man was treated by paramedics on the quay, before going to hospital.

The D class lifeboat Ollie Naismith launched at 2.30am on Sunday following reports of a distressed person in the water off East Looe beach.

The man was rescued and taken to the lifeboat station where he was met by an ambulance crew and police.

After medical checks he went with the police.

At 9.55am on Monday the lifeboat was called back into action to reports of a man on board a local fishing vessel, approximately 22 miles off Looe, who was also suffering chest pains.

The Alan and Margaret arrived on scene at the same time as the Royal Navy's Rescue 193 helicopter, which airlifted the man to hospital.

Two crew members boarded the vessel and brought it back to the harbour.

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