Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

What Holtaway floats away? #luckytobealive

The VesselTracker AIS clearly shows the search pattern used by Patch and the boys on the Ivan Ellen last night looking for the drifting windsurfer

"After nearly three hours of searching for a missing person Penlee Lifeboat found the young man a mile south of Marazion Beach around 11pm, the person, who had been in the sea for five hours was taken to Newlyn harbour by the Lifeboat then conveyed to hospital by ambulance. The young man is suffering from hypothermia but should be ok, a great result this evening, it really was a fantastic effort by everyone involved!" 

Joe penned a short but heartfelt  thank you to all those who acted to make sure he lives to paddle another day..... 

"For those who were involved tonight and quite a read for those who weren't Joe Holtaway is alive and drinking tea at The Old Bowjie (folks house)

...It was a beautiful evening in Marazion, I paddled out on my board in the sunset and drifted further/got colder than I could get myself back to shore from.
Six hours later the #lifeboat took me onboard, and brought me in.
Much love, respect and appreciation for everyone who was on the beach, the emergency services, my friends and family (all are family.x)
Be posting this through the day tomorrow and expect to make an appearance in next edition of The Cornishman!
It's a beautiful world.
Joe x"