Lifeboat crew launched from Looe
A lifeboat crew has been sent out into stormy waters amid reports of someone in the water at a South East Cornwall beach this evening.
Cornwall Coastguard and the Looe RNLI launched an investigation at 5.30pm after receiving reports of a person swimming towards Looe Island off Plaidy Beach.
A spokesman for Cornwall Coastguard said: “Cornwall Coastguard and the RNLI launched crews after a member of the public reported seeing a swimmer.
“The lifeboat did a search from Looe Island to Plaidy Beach and back again.”
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The search was called off after no one was found and a member of the public reported spotting a man leaving the beach who matched the description given of the swimmer.
Cornwall is on high alert after the Environment Agency issued their strongest possible “danger to life flood” warning for the weekend.
The Met Office put a further weather warning in place to warn of heavy rain and gales continuing through to Monday.
Experts are advising people to avoid coast paths and coastal roads and are asking people to stay out of the sea.