Padstow RNLI lifeboat crew assist broken down yacht

Volunteer lifeboat crew launched at 10.56am on Sunday morning (3 July) to assist a yacht which had broken down 19 miles west of Trevose Head.

 Sea conditions were too calm to sail and with one person on board suffering with sea sickness the Padstow crew took the yacht under tow.

 Two volunteer RNLI crew members were later transferred to the yacht to assist them with berthing in Padstow Harbour.

 The crew left the yacht and occupants safely in Padstow Harbour and returned to the station at 4.10pm.

 Coxswain Richard Pitman said ‘Myself and some of the crew were about to attend the Sea Sunday service at St Merryn church when the pagers went off. It was a routine call out and we’re happy we could be there to help’