Coastguard Called After Men Feared Missing Off Boat

Falmouth Coastguard received a call from a panicked parent on Saturday night.

The father feared that his son and a friend had got into difficulty in the water after leaving their yacht in Old Grimsby Sound.

The owner had fallen asleep at 10:30pm after drinking with his party and awoke to find the young man had gone.

Just before the Coast Guard called out a local search team at 1.00am, the missing men turned up. They had taken a skiff ashore to the New Inn.

Falmouth Coastguard wants mariners to remind their passengers to inform them of movements to avoid unnecessary searches.