Pirate FM News

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

Teenagers Rescued From Water

fowey lifeboat
Submit this page to redditDelicious

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

Share This Story

Submit this page to redditDelicious
Suggested articles
dog 3

WATCH: Police advice after dog rescued from car

Locals smashed a window to help the animal in St Ives

storm sea wave

WATCH: Water safety warnings for Cornwall

And what to do if you find yourself in trouble...

Most read
dobwalls fire 1

PHOTOS: Firefighters battle huge scrapyard blaze

Crews expect operation to continue 'well into Friday'

castle drive

Driver jailed after fatal crash

A 16-year-old girl died in Falmouth

Top articles

Children offered sweets by strangers in Cornwall

Cornwall News: See the advice videos police want parents to watch

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.

'Active plot' foiled in London anti-terror raid

National News: An "active plot" was foiled when armed officers raided a home in northwest London, police have said.

UPDATE: Body found on popular Cornish beach

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

100 days of Trump, according to the Simpsons

Showbiz News: The Simpsons have presented their own take on Donald Trump's first 100 days in office.

Arkansas executes Kenneth Williams - fourth inmate to die in eight days

World News: Arkansas has executed Kenneth Williams, the fourth inmate it has put to death in eight days.

Joshua v Klitschko boxing match: 'The best man will win'

Sports News: Anthony Joshua says he is "ferocious, hungry and determined" as he prepares to face Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley on Saturday.

'Muddy' men's jeans on sale for £330 at Nordstrom in US

Strange News: US clothing chain Nordstrom has launched a line of 'dirty' jeans which come with a 'crackled, caked-on muddy coating'.

Newer article

Lifeguard Cutting Plan Revealed

Cornwall News: Cornwall Council admits it considered axing money for patrols before rejecting the idea

Older article

'Harry Potter House' Up For Sale

Cornwall News: Entrance is only six feet wide - before it surprisingly opens up

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.