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'Missing' windsurfer had sailed to island to spend the night with friend

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: April 24, 2014

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Lifeboats launched a search for a windsurfer reported missing by a member of the public – only to discover the man had travelled to a nearby island to spend the night.

The windsurfer was seen leaving from the beach at Looe, South East Cornwall, at around 6.30pm on Tuesday, but was reported missing after he failed to return to his car.

Lifeboats from Looe and Brixham launched at 9.10pm and made a detailed search around Looe Island before discovering the man had gone to spend the night with a friend, who lives on the island.

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