Emergency services included trained police negotiators were called to Falmouth seafront yesterday evening over concerns for the safety of a man.

Police were called at 6pm to Pendennis Road in the town, following reports of concern for a man's welfare.

He subsequently left the property and was then seen on the sea wall.

A cordon was put around the area while officers and trained negotiators spoke with the man, who came down from the wall at around 7.30pm and was brought safely away from the edge by officers.

Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team was also called in to provide support to the officers.

A spokesperson said: "The team was tasked to a 'police incident' at Castle Drive, Falmouth.

"Water rescue gear was made ready and team members stood by ready to deploy, whilst maintaining the correct social distance.

"The incident was brought to a safe resolution by 8pm and team members stood down."

It was the second time in two days that the coastguards had been called out to support police.

On Saturday they were carrying out a mutual aid tasking on behalf of officers, but partway through were diverted to the Helford River, where concerns had been raised for the welfare of a person launching a dinghy.

Porthoustock Coastguard Rescue Team were also sent to search the opposite side of the river.

With no sign of any dinghy on the Durgan side of the river, the Falmouth team members stood down and returned to their previous job.