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Padstow RNLI lifeboat crew launch to stricken motor cruiser

Lifeboats News Release

The Padstow lifeboat crew launched at 1.51pm today (10 July 2019) to assist a motor cruiser with engine failure four miles north of Port Isaac.

Motor cruiser under tow

RNLI/Steve Swabey

Motor cruiser under tow

The volunteer crew arrived on scene and established a tow line. The motor cruiser was then taken safely to the mooring in the Camel Estuary and the crew returned to the station at 4:10pm.

Notes to editors

Image of motor cruiser under tow

Credit: Steve Swabey Padstow RNLI crew

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