Pirate FM News

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

Ferryman Rescue in 50mph Winds

lifeboat
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

7:01am 27th December 2013

A ferryman has been carried away down the River Fal as more gale force winds hit Cornwall.

Both Falmouth lifeboats were launched to rescue him on Thursday night.

He was mooring up the King Harry ferry at 7.50pm on Boxing Day when his dinghy ran out of control.

He managed to get a rope around a buoy while RNLI crews were scrambled to his rescue in 50mph winds.

Falmouth Coastguard says he was not hurt in the drama.

It happened as the Duchy was battered by gusts of up to 65mph overnight, forcing the Tamar Bridge to temporarily close to high-sided vehicles, caravans and motorbikes. The toll bridge is now reopen.

The Duchy has escaped the worst of the rain, raising hopes we will avoid more of the floods seen before Christmas and which have stricken other parts of the country.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: "Widespread gales are expected to develop on Thursday evening and last much of Friday bringing gusts of 50 or 60 mph inland and gusts to 70 or 80 mph to some coastal areas and high ground.

"The public should be aware of the potential for disruption, especially where the high winds are combined with heavy rainfall.

"Another deep area of low pressure developing over the Atlantic Ocean will bring another spell of wet and very windy weather across the UK as it tracks northeastwards past northwestern Britain later on Thursday and during Friday.

"Peak winds are thought most likely to occur during the early hours of Friday and Friday morning with the highest gusts probably being over Irish Sea coastal areas. However an area of severe gales is also likely to track across much of northern England during Friday."

7:01am 27th December 2013

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
brambles

Pony rescued from thick brambles

The animal got tangled in Camborne

tregonhawke

WATCH: String of lifeguard rescues in heatwave

Shouts at Whitsand included a collapsed walker

Most read
shortlanesend crash

UPDATE: Car flips over in Cornwall crash

One man was taken to hospital as a precaution

gorse fire 1

PHOTOS: Giant gorse fire at Cornish beauty spot

Firefighters from Penzance to Looe were called

Top articles

WATCH: Mum warns about pregnancy virus

Cornwall News: CMV left Sevva from Mitchell with seizures and cerebral palsy

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.

Parliament targeted in cyberattack

National News: Parliament has been hit by a cyberattack, days after an online group claimed it had hacked ministers' email accounts.

UPDATE: Body found on popular Cornish beach

Cornwall News: Police say death at Watergate Bay 'isn't suspicious'

The OC star Rachel Bilson is 'always open' for a reunion

Showbiz News: The OC star Rachel Bilson has reignited hopes for a show reunion by saying she is open to the idea.

China landslide buries village leaving five dead and 120 missing

World News: At least five people have died and more than 120 remain missing after a landslide struck in southwestern China.

Southampton appoint Mauricio Pellegrino as new manager

Sports News: Southampton have appointed Mauricio Pellegrino as their new manager on a three-year deal.

Top South African ultra-marathon runner Bruce Fordyce robbed of trainers at gunpoint

Strange News: A top South African athlete has been mugged at gunpoint while out on his morning run.

Newer article

Body Found in Search for Missing Cornish Hiker

Cornwall News: Andrew Wyatt has not been seen for two weeks in remote area of South Island

Older article

Fire Strikes

Cornwall News: Cornish crews walk out again over pensions row

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.