Padstow RNLI lifeboat crew launch to stricken motor cruiser
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.
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.
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Image of motor cruiser under tow
Credit: Steve Swabey Padstow RNLI crew
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