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3:10pm 29th April 2013

Marine accident investigators are called in after an old fishing boat ran aground on rocks near Padstow.

Coastguards say there is a smell of diesel in the area.

The Padstow lifeboat volunteers launched at 5am on Monday 29 April when reports came in that the Courageous II had gone aground and was holed and that the crew of four were in immediate danger.  

Arriving on scene in just 12 minutes, volunteer RNLI Coxswain Alan Tarby bought the Tamar class all-weather lifeboat Spirit of Padstow alongside the stricken vessel in very shallow waters. The four men assembled on the back of the converted fishing vessel and were swiftly transferred to the lifeboat.

The RNLI team then headed straight back to the lifeboat station so the survivors could be checked over by paramedics.

RNLI Mechanic Michael England said:

"This was a very speedy rescue as the four men were in immediate danger with the boat literally breaking up under their feet. Fortunately thanks to Alan's skilful boat handling in very shallow water we were able to get them off the boat and ashore in minutes and they are all well. Sadly the vessel is breaking up very quickly.  They're regular visitors to Padstow, usually appearing for our annual Mayday celebrations, and it's very sad to see their boat in such a terrible situation.'   

The call came just four and a half hours after the Padstow RNLI team had returned from assisting two people onboard a small yacht that had lost its rudder two miles north of Boscastle. The volunteer crew had towed the boat to safety, arriving back at their Trevose Head boathouse at half past midnight this morning.

 

3:10pm 29th April 2013

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