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7:01am 5th January 2013

Footage of a dramatic New Year's Eve rescue off Tintagel goes online.

It is after an angler was swept of rocks. He had spent an hour in heavy sea and high winds before Port Isaac lifeboat Rescue Tintagel 31st December 2012  Credit Adrian Jaspercrew pulled him to safety.

Conditions were so bad the boat was damaged.

You can watch the film here

Christopher Key, Boscastle Harbour Master, oversaw the arrival of the lifeboat.

In a letter to Bob Bulgin, Chairman of the Port Isaac RNLI lifeboat station, he wrote:

'The weather conditions between Tintagel at Boscastle were appalling with high winds and a heavy ground sea running at about eight to ten feet swell size and large sets of waves I would estimate as much as fourteen feet, which were breaking across the harbour mouth. With the tide flooding the ground sea was particularly aggressive.  

'I have no doubt that the decision to enter Boscastle Harbour with the light fading and nearly gone was extremely difficult and in my opinion the courage and ability demonstrated by the crew, not only in the initial rescue but also in safely navigating the entrance to Boscastle Harbour through heavy surf with rocks littered all around, was of the highest calibre.  I know that the crew selflessly put their own lives at very great risk last night. On behalf of my (Boscastle Harbour) association we appreciate their outstanding conduct.'

tintagel rescueThe lifeboat sustained some damage during the rescue and with conditions building it was decided to leave it in Boscastle overnight.

The lifeboat was repaired and back on service the following day.

Phil Tidy is the RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager at Port Isaac:

'The crew did extremely well to find and rescue the man and that's the best news for all of us. This rescue, happening late in the afternoon on New Year's Eve, highlights the extraordinary commitment of the RNLI's volunteer crew who are willing to drop everything to help save a life at sea. To know we helped someone in trouble was a good way to see in the New Year.'

Helmsman Andy Cameron said: 'We don't know the name of the gentleman we helped, but he is in our thoughts and we hope he is making a swift and full recovery.'

7:01am 5th January 2013

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