Padstow RNLI lifeboat assists stricken yacht

Padstow RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched on Sunday (2 July) at 12:23pm to help a 12 meter yacht off Perranporth.
 
The lifeboat reached the yacht at 12:57pm and Newquay RNLI lifeboat crew were already on scene. The yachts propeller was caught in fishing net and so required a tow from the Padstow Tamar Class lifeboat, Spirit of Padstow.
 
The crew established a tow line and due to the tides the yacht was left safely moored to the Padstow lifeboats mooring in the Camel Estuary.
 
The crew returned to the station at 4:40pm.
 
 Yacht off Perranporth
Picture: Padstow RNLI Lifeboat assisting the yacht