Pirate FM News

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

Penzance Speedboat Rescue

news - RNLI Penlee
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

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

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
falmouth fall

Major rescue as woman falls over cliff edge wall

Crews called to Falmouth say she was drunk

mevagissey rescue

WATCH: Major rescue after man left clinging to rocks

This is when he was airlifted from a Cornish harbour

Most read
a38 crash

At least two people seriously injured in A38 crash

It scrambled police, fire crews and air ambulance

H&A 1

Death of young man at Cornish recycling plant

Police are making enquiries at the site in Redruth

Top articles

At least two people seriously injured in A38 crash

Cornwall News: It scrambled police, fire crews and air ambulance

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.

Man arrested after 53 phones stolen at Royal Blood gig

National News: A man has been arrested on suspicion of theft after more than 50 mobile phones were stolen at a Royal Blood rock concert in Birmingham.

UPDATE: Body found on popular Cornish beach

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

Man arrested after 53 phones stolen at Royal Blood gig

Showbiz News: A man has been arrested on suspicion of theft after more than 50 mobile phones were stolen at a Royal Blood rock concert in Birmingham.

Donald Trump nuclear order could be refused - General John Hyten

World News: If Donald Tump ordered a nuclear strike that was not legal, the top US nuclear commander says he would not carry it out.

Chris Coleman signs two-and-a-half year deal to take over at Sunderland

Sports News: Championship strugglers Sunderland have appointed Chris Coleman as their new manager on a two-and-a-half year deal.

Gritsy Bitsy and David Plowie show true grit to triumph in naming contest

Strange News: Doncaster Council's two new gritting lorries have been named after an "incredibly tight" public poll attracted more than 40,000 votes.

Newer article

'Big Lunch' With Babs

Cornwall News: Actress Barbara Windsor drops in to The Eden Project to launch this year's 'Big Lunch'

Older article

Argyle Manager News

Cornwall News: John Sheridan agrees deal in principle for next season

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall