Clovelly lifeboats aids fishermen

CLOVELLY RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched on Thursday morning to the aid of two visiting fishermen, who had reported that they were in trouble three miles east of the village. The lifeboat Spirit of Clovelly landed the two men safely at Clovelly and als

CLOVELLY RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched on Thursday morning to the aid of two visiting fishermen, who had reported that they were in trouble three miles east of the village.

The lifeboat Spirit of Clovelly landed the two men safely at Clovelly and also recovered their small inflatable boat.

The two holidaymakers had left Clovelly the previous evening on an angling and camping trip. They had camped at Portledge Cliffs, three miles across the bay and when trying to return to Clovelly in the early morning, they failed to start their outboard engine on their four-and-a-half metre inflatable boat.

They contacted Swansea Coastguard and the lifeboat was quickly on scene. It was decided to take them back to Clovelly by lifeboat as they had become cold and wet.


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Senior Helmsman Adam Campbell-Garnett went ashore and managed to re-start the engine of the vessel and take it back to Clovelly harbour.

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