Long wait for two cut off by tide at Aire Point near Sennen
TWO men spent more than three hours waiting for the tide to recede after being cut off by the tide on a notorious fishing rock.
Both the Sennen Cove lifeboats – the Tamar class all-weather and D-class inshore lifeboat – were called to Aire Point at Gwenver, a mile north east of Sennen Cove at around 5.30pm on Wednesday.
Land`s End Coastguard Cliff Rescue team were also in attendance.
The swell, measuring around 6ft, prevented any evacuation by boat but the two fishermen were comfortable to wait until the tide ebbed to walk off the rock although they were at times being covered in spray.
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With high water passing at 5.45pm conditions were slow to improve and the two men had to wait until 8.30pm to leave the rock with the assistance of the cliff team.
Both lifeboats returned to station at 8.45pm.
Over the years, several people have been washed off Aire Point and have lost their lives.