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Cornwall missing mobility scooter man found 23 miles away

  • 13 June 2014
  • From the section Cornwall
Mobility scooter. Pic: Thinkstock
Coastguards said the 23-mile journey was thought to be the maximum range of the scooter

A man who sparked a major search after he disappeared on a mobility scooter has been found 23 miles (37km) away.

The man, in his 70s, who was staying at a holiday park in Sennen, Cornwall, was reported missing on Thursday evening.

Coastguards, a police helicopter, two lifeboats and a cliff rescue team searched at Land's End after reports that a mobility scooter was seen travelling erratically on the A30.

He was found safe and well in a hotel in Camborne.

Falmouth Coastguard Alan Loveday said: "He had motored all the way up the road from Land's End."

Coastguards said 23 miles was thought to be the maximum range of the scooter.

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