Drinkers rescued from a dinghy
TWO MEN were found drunk and in trouble on board an inflatable dinghy last Thursday night.
One of the men was also said to be in and out of consciousness and suffering from mild hypothermia.
Penlee Lifeboat Station received a call at 8.15pm to rescue two people stranded on an 8ft boat between Marazion and St Michael's Mount.
The team's inshore lifeboat was launched five minutes later and located the stranded party soon after.
Coxswain "Patch" Harvey said both men were found to be "severely drunk" and were thought to have been stranded for several hours.
The pair were taken to Penzance harbour where an ambulance was waiting for the casualty.
Both travelled to Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske, with the second said to have made the trip to offer support.
Mr Harvey said the two men involved had no safety equipment on board the dinghy, which was later recovered and towed to Newlyn just before 10pm.
A night earlier a similar call-out took place at around 8.50pm.
Four men and a dog were found stranded close to St Michael's Mount after their boat had broken down.
Mr Harvey said the group had no safety equipment but had alerted a member of the public by waving a torch.