Helicopter Rescue St Winnow

Friday 21st August 2009

From BBC News yesterday.......

2 people were rescued from the mudbanks off St Winnow earlier this week after their newly purchased inflatable had "run out of fuel" and they got stuck as the tide fell.

They were stranded out there for 6 hours....in the dark.

Both were winched off the boat by helicopter eventually...... cold but unharmed.

Inshore Lifeboat crew were also involved through the night.

"On average it costs £5,800 to launch an all weather lifeboat, such as the Maurice and Joyce Hardy and £2,200 to launch an inshore lifeboat like the Olive Two."  (Source www.foweylifeboat.co.uk)


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