RNLI and coastguard teams carry out three rescues in two hours
Coastguard and RNLI teams across Cornwall have carried out three rescues in the space of two hours tonight.
In Newquay, the parent of a 31-year-old woman called 999 at around 6pm after she and her 26-year-old boyfriend had not been seen since going to Porth beach this morning.
Newquay inshore lifeboat found the pair on Zacry’s Island, having been cut off by the tide, and brought them back to shore. A spokesperson for the coastguard said the couple were not injured.
Port Isaac’s inshore lifeboat crew and coastguard rescue team were launched to a man who was stuck in a cove near Port Gaverne at around 7.10pm.
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The man had launched his boat to attend some fishing pots but the vessel's engine failed in the rough conditions and he became trapped in Cartway Cove.
The lifeboat was unable to get into the rocky cove, and so the coastguard rescue team climbed down the rocks and pulled the man to safety using rope.
The boat will stay in the cove until the morning.
Penlee lifeboat was launched at around 8.30pm to two males on a mini rib who had problems with their engine and were unable to row ashore.
The pair were taken to Penzance harbour before one of the men was taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske, in Truro, for treatment for hyperthermia.