St Ives Lifeboats called out to search for 'person in the water'
St Ives Lifeboat crews were called out last night after receiving reports of a person in the water off the coast of Hayle.
A member of the public put a call in to the police after becoming concerned that they spotted someone in the sea between Gwithian and Hayle Beach.
Both lifeboats from St Ives and a team from Portreath were launched on the search at 6.40pm.
A spokesperson from the Coastguard, said: “We searched for as long as we could with the light. Nothing was found. The lifeboats returned at 8.15pm.”
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She added that the Coastguard are waiting to hear from the police today as to whether the search would resume this morning.