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VIDEO: Penlee and St Mary's lifeboats rescue fishing boat

By cmjohnw  |  Posted: November 01, 2013

VIDEO: Penlee and St Mary's lifeboats rescue fishing boat

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Both the St Mary’s and Penlee RNLI lifeboat crews were out late on Tuesday night to assist a broken down fishing vessel.

The 16-metre boat was first taken under tow off the Isles of Scilly at around 11pm by the St Mary’s RNLI volunteers before being handed into the care of the Penlee RNLI team south of the Wolf Rock which towed her back to Newlyn, arriving at 4am.

’Patch’ Harvey, RNLI Coxswain at Penlee said: "All in all the fishing vessel was towed for 30 miles in south westerly winds of force three to four and a big three to four metre swell.

"All that and in the middle of the night when most people were sound asleep in their beds, so well done to the two volunteer crews who gave up much of their sleeping time to help get the fishing boat crew safely home."

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