Falmouth Inshore and All Weather Lifeboats were tasked around 01:00 to carry out a search following reports that a elderly fisherman had been reported missing from the steps of the Prince of Wales Pier. The Falmouth Coastguard Cliff Rescue Team and Police were also tasked to assist in the search.

A comprehensive search of the Inner Harbour was carried out by all units which was then supplemented by the Coastguard Helicopter which carried out a search using its FLIR. The search was called off around 04:30 with nothing being found.

Further details to follow shortly