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Saturday, 15 June 2013

Two hour tow job for the Penlee lifeboat

Photo courtesy of Will Treneer

A two hour tow in not so nice weather for a 33' yacht with injured crewman aboard - all in a day's work for the crew of the lifeboat.

Penlee Lifeboat launched at 16:15 to assist a 33ft yacht that had suffered engine failure with 3 crew, one had fallen and suffered an arm injury in poor weather conditions, the position was given as 4 miles south of Pemberth but as the Lifeboat aproached the area a new position put them 4 miles further west, MFV Scillonion circled the yacht in deteriorating conditions to help the Lifeboat locate the yacht, once on scene a rope was passed to the yacht, the Lifeboat then towed the yacht to Newlyn harbour with winds reaching 40 knots and a 4m swell, the yacht was rafted alongside the Lifeboat and first aid was given to the injured sailor, once alongside Paramedics with the help of the Penzance CRT treated the injured sailor, she was then taken to hospital. 

 Crew, Patch, Ollie, Dinx, Kenny, Tom, Will and Mike Isles 

 Weather South 7-8 4m swell.