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Lifeboat Day crowds witness 'shark attack'

By West Briton  |  Posted: August 16, 2012

  • The St Agnes Lifeboat tows back into safety a fishing boat that had broken down during an exercise at Lifeboat Day at St Agnes. for Bev. Ref : TRGH20120810B-007_C

  • Gavin Forehead salutes the large crowd during a lifeboat capsize drill.

  • The St Agnes Lifeboat is launched into the sea at the start of Lifeboat day with the newTooltrack tractor driven by Dave Ruse. for Bev. Ref : TRGH20120810B-002_C

  • Members of the St Agnes lifeboat crew pose for a photograph.

  • One of the highlights of Lifeboat Day at St Agnes was the arrival of the Gladys Mildred lifeboat from Newquay. for Bev. Ref : TRGH20120810B-014_C

  • A 'cliffhanger' moment during the cliff rescue.

  • Leah, 5, and Lydia, 6, enjoy the RNLI beach treasure hunt.

  • A packed beach at St Agnes watches a cliff rescue by the local Coastguard cliff rescue team. for Bev. Ref : TRGH20120810B-011_C

  • St Agnes RNLI lifeguard Martyn Ward controls the rescue activity on the beach.

  • A surfer is "rescued" by a beach lifeguard during a demonstation at Lifeboat day at St Agnes. for Bev. Ref : TRGH20120810B-018_C

  • Five-year-old Reuben tries on an RNLI helmet for size.

  • The Saint Piran Fishery Protection Vessel made a spectacular sight as she came in close to the shore at Lifeboat Day. for Bev. Ref : TRGH20120810B-019_C

  • A 'casualty' is rescued from the sea by a member of the RNLI beach lifeguards.

  • A SAR helicopter from RNAS Culdrose taking part in a rescue for Lifeboat Day.

  • The St Piran fishery protection vessel comes in close to the shore and uses her water cannon to soak the St Agnes lifeboat.

  • The Saint Piran Fishery Protection Vessel made a spectacular sight as she came in close to the shore at Lifeboat Day and used her water cannon to soak some surfers. for Bev. Ref : TRGH20120810B-022_C

  • A SAR helicopter from RNAS Culdrose arrives at St Agnes to take part in a rescue for Lifeboat Day. for Bev. Ref : TRGH20120810B-025_C

  • 7 year old Lily from Illogan gets to try on a helmet on the St Agnes lifeboat with crew member Jamie Watkins. for Bev. Ref : TRGH20120810B-027_C

  • Seven-year-old Lily from Illogan tries on a helmet on the St Agnes lifeboat with crew member Jamie Watkins.

  • The Nippers of the St Agnes SLSC during their display.

  • The Nippers of the St Agnes SLSC during their display at Lifeboat day. for Bev. Ref : TRGH20120810B-031_C

  • A SAR helicopter from RNAS Culdrose arrives at St Agnes to take part in a rescue for Lifeboat Day. for Bev. Ref : TRGH20120810B-026_C

  • The famous tug-of-war competition against the lifeboat tractor on the beach.

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A DRAMATIC shark attack left a victim with serious leg wounds and a lifeboat splattered in blood in St Agnes on Friday.

But the mock emergency was played out as part of St Agnes' Lifeboat Day, when people who packed Trevaunance Cove witnessed rescues in the sea, on the cliffs and in the air as part of the village's annual lifeboat day.

Crowds on the sun-drenched beach were treated to a mass rescue demonstration, including St Agnes RNLI Lifeboat and RNLI lifeguards using their inshore boat, rescue paddle-boards and jet skis. Scenarios included capsize drills, spinal demonstrations, kayak rescues and diver rescues.

Spectators were also entertained by the coastguard cliff rescue team, Newquay RNLI lifeboat and the Royal Navy helicopter.

Highlights included the convincing wounds of a shark attack, a visit by the St Piran fisheries vessel and the tug-of-war, which children on the beach drew when they pulled against the new lifeboat tractor driven by crewman Dave Ruse.

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