Two fishermen rescued from Bude Bay

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By Em_Williams | Sunday, October 07, 2012, 21:27

Two men have been rescued from the sea after their fishing boat was hit by a rogue wave in Bude Bay. The alarm was raised at just before 8am this morning. Both the skipper and the other man were thrown into the water when the wave struck as they were exiting the harbour.

Bude Lifeboat and Rescue Water Craft were launched and recovered the skipper while the second man was helped to shore by surfers.

Having safely transferred the skipper to another fishing vessel, the lifeboat crew went back to the 25ft twin hull boat which was still circling around the Bay under full power and was in danger of running aground and causing severe damage.

The crew managed to slow it down using rope techniques and boarded the boat to bring it under control. It was then returned to the owner at its nearby mooring.

Lifeboat Operations Manager, Chris Cloke said: "'The call out was an unusual job for the crew of Bude lifeboat, having to first slow the boat down using ropes and then boarding it. It was a job that needed initiative and team work, thanks to the rigorous training that the crew under take the situation had a successful outcome."

Helming the lifeboat was Liam Sharpe and the crew were Brown Cardoo and Mike Tame. Jez Brown and Mark Palmer worked with the lifeboat to bring the situation under control using the Rescue Water Craft.



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