Scilly’s Lifeboat Searching For Missing French Crewmen

lifeboat name signSt Mary’s lifeboat is currently searching for two French fishermen who have gone overboard from a fishing vessel.

The rescue 193 helicopter is also on the scene in the north-western end of the Land’s End traffic separation scheme.

Falmouth Coastguard say that the Culdrose crew will return back to base soon, stopping at St Mary’s for refuelling, but the lifeboat will remain there for more searching.

The alarm was raised at 6.25pm.

Coastguards don’t have information about the age of the men who were on board the Neway, or which French port the boat is registered in.

Coastguards say the search is being undertaken in Force 6 winds.