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Penzance Speedboat Rescue

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3:06pm 30th April 2013

Two holidaymakers are plucked to safety seconds before their speedboat sank in Mount's Bay.

The men were swamped by waves after breaking down off Penzance.

Coastguard rescue teams and the Penlee lifeboat was scrambled on Tuesday morning.

The volunteer crew launched the Penlee inshore lifeboat and were on scene within four minutes to transfer the two men onto the lifeboat.  Minutes later the speedboat sank.

The two male casualties, who were in their 20's, were taken on board the all-weather Severn class lifeboat and into the wheelhouse to keep warm.

They were unharmed, but a little shaken and taken back to Penlee lifeboat station where they were met by the local coastguard teams.

Patrick Harvey, RNLI Coxswain said;

'The two men were wearing lifejackets and did the right thing to alert the Coastguard when they saw the boat was taking on water. Our main priority is always the casualty and thankfully no one was injured. If, once everyone is safe, we can help salvage the vessel we will, unfortunately in this instance, it was under the water before we could do anything.'

3:06pm 30th April 2013

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