09 Nov 2013 - Padstow’s volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew launch to assist fishing boat

Padstow's Tamar class all-weather lifeboat Spirit of Padstow was launched yesterday (Friday 9 November) at 1.45am to go to the assistance of a local fishing vessel that had fouled her propeller while hauling pots west of Lundy Island.

The charity's lifeboat crew arrived on scene at 3.32am, took the vessel under tow and began the long journey back to Padstow Harbour, arriving safely at 10.35 am. The vessel was left alongside so it's crew could await the falling tide and be able to remove the obstruction from the propeller. Conditions were overcast with showers and a moderate groundswell.