Stricken vessel towed to safety

Clovelly crew launch within six minutes of shout.

LIFEBOAT crews launched to rescue a stricken vessel near Westward Ho! in Friday afternoon.

A team from Clovelly was scrambled within six minutes of alarm being raised by a boat drifting with the tide near cliffs at Peppercombe.

The crew towed the vessel, which was suffering engine failure, back safely to Instow where they were moored.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter