Coastguards And Lifeboat Currently Searching Sea Off St Mary’s

Coastguards and St Mary’s Lifeboat are searching the waters off Old Town Bay, currently. It follows reports of a red flare, which was spotted going up in the area at around 8.45 this evening. St Mary’s Lifeboat has launched and has been using white flares to illuminate the search area, say Falmouth coastguard. Residents have called Radio Scilly concerned at seeing the flashes and hearing sirens from emergency vehicles. The coastguard tell Radio Scilly that the land and sea search for anyone in distress is still continuing (10pm).
Our next Radio Scilly local news will be at 7am and we’ll have an update.