Pirate FM News

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

Port Isaac Lifeboat Crew Get Bravery Awards

news-rnli.jpg
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

2:39pm 22nd May 2013

Three members of Port Isaac lifeboat crew who battled three metre waves to pull a father and son from the sea have been honoured for their bravery.

Peter Sleeman and his son Paul were swept into the sea while fishing at Tregardock Beach, between Port Isaac and Tintagel, in April 2012.

Sixty year old Peter died trying to save Paul.

Now the RNLI has awarded its prestigious Silver medal for Gallantry to Helmsman Damien Bolton.

Crew members Nicola-Jane Bradbury and Matthew Main have got the bronze award.

They had to battle rough seas littered with half-submerged rocks and nearby cliffs in order to pluck the two men from the sea.

Damien said: "Yeah, it's an immensely proud time. It's something that you never expect. Every day of the week, there's a lifeboat going out, doing an amazing job so to be picked out from the crowd for the rescue is a very, very proud time, yeah."

Nicola added: "It was definitely challenging, it was definitely difficult. We managed to get Paul home safely. Sadly they lost Pete. But the good thing to come out of it was that we actually managed to recover Pete and bring him home so that the family could actually lay him to rest."

2:39pm 22nd May 2013

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
drake in poldark

WATCH: Poldark star gets help with his 'Cornish'

He's been working on that accent between takes

Most read
gorse fire 1

PHOTOS: Giant gorse fire at Cornish beauty spot

Firefighters from Penzance to Looe were called

shortlanesend crash

UPDATE: Car flips over in Cornwall crash

One man was taken to hospital as a precaution

Top articles

Family 'followed' by naked man in Cornish town

Cornwall News: Searches in Padstow after he reportedly ran off

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.

Camden evacuates tower block after Grenfell fire

National News: Camden Council will evacuate 161 households from a tower block tonight amid fire safety concerns.

UPDATE: Body found on popular Cornish beach

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

Crime thriller Riviera opens to record viewers

Showbiz News: The first episode of Sky Atlantic's crime thriller Riviera has been watched by a record 1.2 million viewers live and on demand.

Five electrocuted at a water park in Turkey

World News: Five people, including a 12-year-old child, have been electrocuted at a water park in Turkey's northwestern Sakarya province.

Tennis star Dan Evans announces he tested positive for cocaine

Sports News: British tennis No 3 Dan Evans has announced that he tested positive for cocaine in April.

Hungry hackers stole $3k worth of snacks from CIA vending machines over several months

Strange News: The CIA has admitted it was penetrated by an insider network - of hi-tech snack thieves.

Newer article

Cornwall's Fostering Appeal

Cornwall News: Council hosts drop-in evening amid a shortage of carers

Older article

Cornwall Wildlife Warning

Cornwall News: Pirate FM's learnt the Duchy faces losing some of its best loved species

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.