Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Children Left Clinging to Rocks

fowey lifeboat
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

7:00am 20th February 2013

Two schoolboys are left clinging to rocks after getting cut off by the tide at Carlyon Bay.

Fowey inshore lifeboat has plucked the soaking fourteen and fifteen year olds to safety.

Within seven minutes of the pagers sounding, the D-class Olive Two had a full crew and were ready to set off to find the 14 and 15 year old lads stranded by the rising tide. They were wet and had scrambled onto rocks just below the Carlyon Bay hotel. The weather was 7 degrees in an easterly wind blowing directly on-shore.

Co-ordinating with the local coastguards, the volunteer RNLI crewmembers had to land at a beach close by due to the strength of the waves and assist the casualties to the lifeboat. There they wrapped the lads in a windproof and balaclavas and took them as quickly as possible to Charlestown to await an ambulance. Staff of the Pier House Hotel offered hot drinks and a room with a fire to help the children described as "worryingly cold".

This was the first shout for Pete Alford who said: "It really makes all the training worth while."

The three crewmembers who are all unpaid volunteers for the RNLI were two local builder/decorators, Jan Philp and Pete Alford, and Tim Stables who is a tree surgeon. Nine other members of the crew arrived at the lifeboat station to help with the launch and in case the all-weather lifeboat Trent class Maurice and Joyce Hardy was required.

7:00am 20th February 2013

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
seal release jan 6th 3

WATCH: Baby Seal Left To Suckle Rocks Back In The Wild

Click to see Cornwall's first injured pups released in 2017...

fire 2

Two Children Rescued From House Fire

Crews managed to reach them with a ladder in Plymouth

Most read
Darren Rhys Witcombe.

PHOTOS: Newquay Human Remains Identified

The discovery was made at Tregurrian last year

pendeen crash boscaswell terrace

Pensioner Dies After Crash With Parked Car

He was taken to hospital after it happened in Pendeen

Top articles

WATCH: Crime In Cornwall Is Rising

Cornwall News: Click to have your say on how safe you feel in the Duchy in a Pirate FM poll

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

PM tells Davos: Listen to those left behind by globalisation

National News: Theresa May has warned world leaders in Davos today that they must listen to those who feel left behind by globalisation.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

Trump inauguration: Which artists will and won't perform

Showbiz News: Donald Trump will be sworn in as America's 45th President on Friday, but finding the right soundtrack has not been easy.

British paedophile Paul Charles Wilkins, 70, jailed in US

World News: A British man has been jailed for 13 years in the US after admitting travelling there to have sex with boys.

Manchester United return to top of football rich list

Sports News: They may be struggling to rediscover past glories on the pitch - but Manchester United are back on top of football's money league for the first time in 12 years.

'Where's Wally' fugitive hands himself in to police live on Facebook

Strange News: A man who changed his Facebook profile picture to Where's Wally as he was being pursued by police has handed himself in, live on social media.

Newer article

Fears Over Cornwall's Small Schools

Cornwall News: Pirate FM has learnt some headteachers are worried about future funding

Older article

Apple Spiked with Screws Found

Cornwall News: Fears it had been left for animals to eat in Cornish village

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.