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Woman rescued by RNLI for THIRD time

A woman has been given what's been called a 'comprehensive safety briefing' after she had to be rescued three times by the RNLI in just four days.

The incidents happened in Looe last week. She'd been cut off by the tide and after the third occasion, was taken to the lifeboat station for a talk.

The key message there was they had forgotten the tides. They had no real appreciation of the tides and the fact it was coming up in such a direct location.

I'm just trying to get people to look at the tide table and look at the weather check the weather forecast.

– Dr Jasper Graham-Jones, Community Safety Officer, RNLI


Fatal coach crash driver shouted 'brakes have failed'

Passengers on a coach which crashed in Cornwall killing two elderly women said they heard the driver shout that its brakes had failed.

The driver Martin Chun is on trial at Truro Crown Court accused of causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Carol Muldoon

The coach crashed on a steep bend near Looe in May 2013. Two passengers died, Margaret Luxton and Carol Muldoon.

Statements were read to the court from passengers who said they heard Chun shout that his brakes had failed.

Margaret Luxton

A motorist coming the other way said he saw the coach on his side of the road and thought 'What the hell is going on.'

The trial continues.


Flooding affecting train services in Cornwall

Replacement bus services are running on Great Western Railway between Liskeard and Looe due to flooding at Looe.

The bad weather has meant that trains will be unable to run between Liskeard and Looe until approximately 12:45. Buses are replacing trains between these stations.

There is also a 50mph speed limit across the whole of the GWR network. Source.

The service between Par and Newquay is also affected by flooding at St Columb Road, which is expected to last until 14:00.

Driver pleads not guilty to causing deaths by dangerous driving in Looe coach crash

The victims were on an Age Concern trip when the coach crashed on 13 May 2014 Credit: ITV News

A 59 year old coach driver has denied causing the deaths of two women in a crash in Cornwall two years ago.

Martin Chun, of Whitestone near Exeter, pleaded not guilty at Truro Crown Court to causing the deaths of 59-year-old Margaret Luxton and 68-year-old grandmother Carol Muldoon.

Both the women were from Devon Credit: ITV News

Chun also denied a second charge of causing serious injury by dangerous driving to four passengers in the same alleged incident in May 2014 at Morval near Looe.

The Carmel Coaches vehicle was taking around 50 elderly passengers on an Age Concern organised trip from Exmouth to Looe when the crash happened on the A387 road.

Chun has been bailed and his trial has been set for August this year.

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