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Portreath Cliff Rescue team and coastguard stand down after searching for missing woman

By WBJLock  |  Posted: January 03, 2014

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UPDATE: Portreath Cliff Rescue team performed a low tide search at 1.00pm today starting at Navax Point and working back to Godrevy with the aid of a police helicopter.

After examination of the cliffs, rocks and gullies nothing was found and the team returned to the station just before 3.00pm.

The team will be on patrol around Portreath this evening due to the extreme weather conditions.

EARLIER: THE coastguard and police launched a brave operation last night and into this morning to search for a missing woman between Godrevy and Hell’s Mouth.

In challenging sea conditions, Portreath’s Cliff Rescue Team, 771 Squadron Seaking helicopter from RNAS Culdrose, Devon and Cornwall police’s constabulary helicopter from Exeter and St Ives Cliff Rescue Team all scrambled to search for the missing woman.

The alarm was raised shortly before 5pm last night.

Falmouth Coastguard confirmed teams stood down this morning, but said they will mobilise if any new information comes to light.

Portreath Cliff Rescue Team began their search last night around 5pm and scoured the coast line until around 9.30pm when the search was postponed until first light this morning.

Examinations of cliffs from Godrevy to Mutton Cove were under way this morning, but the woman remains missing.

Rescue teams returned to their stations between 7.00am and 9,30am today.

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