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Teenagers Rescued From Water

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7:14am 15th September 2014
(Updated 7:14am 15th September 2014)

Two teenagers have been plucked from the water off Fowey - after their boat was washed onto rocks.

Both the town's lifeboats launched to help with the rescue mission on Saturday, near the entrance to the harbour.

Crew say the pair were wearing lifejackets and were checked over after being brought ashore.

The rescue was sparked when the rescue boat working with the Saturday racing fleet spotted two people in the water just to the west of Fowey harbour and their sports boat on rocks and called a mayday to the coastguard.

The Coastguard launched Maurice and Joyce Hardy. The 7 volunteer crewmembers arrived quickly on scene and took the two teenage casualties on board using the inflatable XP boat kept on the lifeboat for close shore work.

The coxswain then requested the launch of Fowey's second RNLI lifeboat, Olive Two, to assist in passing a line to tow the vessel clear. On arrival the tide had dropped too far, stranding the casualty vessel behind rocks. Both lifeboats were returned to station to await a rise in the tide when an attempt to retrieve the boat was to be made.

The casualties had kept themselves safe and were wearing buoyancy aids, they were returned to Fowey lifeboat station after being checked over and the lifeboat was made ready to await the tide, and for any new service, by 3.45pm.

7:14am 15th September 2014

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