Padstow RNLI lifeboat crew assist stricken yacht
The Padstow RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched on Sunday 2 July at 12.23pm to help a 12m yacht off Perranporth.
The lifeboat reached the yacht at 12.57pm and Newquay RNLI lifeboat crew were already on scene. The yacht's propeller was caught in fishing net and so required a tow from our Tamar class lifeboat, Spirit of Padstow.
The volunteer crew established a tow line and due to the tides the yacht was left safely moored to the Padstow lifeboat mooring in the Camel Estuary.
The crew returned to the station at 4.40pm.
Notes to Editor
The enclosed photo shows the yacht off Perranporth being assisted by Padstow RNLI's all-weather lifeboat, with Newquay RNLI's inshore lifeboat in the foreground of the image.
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