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Three girls, including the daughter of a lifeboat crew member are tonight recovering from a frightening ordeal.
Lucy Haining , got into difficulty last night along with two friends on Penzance Promenade. She managed to help her two friends in the sea before help arrived.
Today the RNLI again warned people to stay away from the shoreline during high tides and rough weather.
Francesca Carpenter reports:-
The mother of a teenager who was caught up in a dramatic sea rescue today spoke of her huge relief that her child didn't suffer a far worse fate than mere embarrassment.
Lucy Haining, who is actually the daughter of a lifeboat crew member, got into difficulty last night along with two friends on Penzance Promenade.
She managed to help her two friends in the sea before help arrived.
The RNLI has again warned people to stay away from the sea's edge especially during high tides and rough weather.
A lifeboat crew rescued three girls in Penzance last night after they were swept into the sea next to the Jubilee Pool. One girl was the daughter of a Penlee lifeboat crewman.
The first girl was swept into the sea near the Jubilee Pool, after the friends had walked down the slipway in wetsuits. Her friend tried to help, but was also swept in.
The third girl, Lucy Haining - daughter of Penlee crewman Zac Haining - went into the sea to persuade the others to swim out beyond the dangerous breakers to wait for help. They were evntually spotted by a passer-by. The rescue involved a Culdrose helicopter, two lifeboats and the coastguard.
The girls are all safe and well, and Lucy has been praised for her actions.