Search dogs and the police helicopter were called in to help with the search of a missing teenager in Falmouth yesterday.

Later in the day as the search continued Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team and the ambulance service were also drafted in to assist the search.

The search commenced  after police were called at 2.20am on Sunday with concerns for the welfare of a 19-year-old man who had gone missing from his home in Falmouth in Cornwall.

Police Officers from the region actioned a search of the area with the help of the police helicopter and dog unit.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “The man was located unwell in the Swanpool Beach area around 6.30am –

The coastguard team was called in after searches had been taking place for around four hours without any luck of finding the missing teenager although as news came through on the radio of a find members were stood down as they arrived at the scene.

It followed a busy start to the weekend for the Falmouth coastguard volunteers, who were sent to four rescues in the space of three hours during Friday evening due to the warm September weather.

Three of them centred around the popular Gyllyngvase Beach, with surfers and swimmers finding themselves in trouble in the sea waters.