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Paddle-boarder rescued after six hours at sea

Joe Holtaway was rescued a mile south of Marazion beach Credit: ITV News

A young man who paddled out to sea on his board at Marazion says he's "feeling a bit worse for wear" after being rescued after more than six hours in the water.

Joe Holtaway was unable to get back to shore last night and was reported missing by his family at around 8pm.

A coastguard team from Porthleven was brought in, and following a three hour search, the Penlee Lifeboat found Joe a mile south of Marazion beach.

He was taken to Newlyn harbour by the lifeboat, and then taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro by ambulance suffering from hypothermia.

He's now recovering at his parents' house. He had this to say on his Facebook page:

It was a beautiful evening in Marazion, I paddled out on my board in the sunset and drifted further/got colder than I could get myself back to shore from.

Six hours later the lifeboat took me onboard, and brought me in.

Much love, respect and appreciation for everyone who was on the beach, the emergency services, my friends and family (all are family.x)

– Joe Holtaway on Facebook

Woman dies after being found in a serious condition at Marazion

The woman was found on the shoreline at Marazion this morning Credit: ITV News

An elderly woman found in a serious condition on a Cornishl beach this morning has died after being taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.

She has not been formally identified, but is believed to be a woman in her seventies who was reported missing from her Marazion home earlier today.

Her next of kin have been informed and her death is not being treated as suspicious at this time.

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B&B "gay row" couple will have to wait for result

Guesthouse owners Peter and Hazelmary Bull at a previous hearing Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Two Cornish guesthouse owners will have to wait at least eight weeks to find out if their appeal at the Supreme Court was successful.

Peter and Hazelmary Bull were originally made to pay damages to a gay couple they turned away from their bed and breakfast in Marazion in 2008.

The judgement of their appeal has been reserved.

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Coastguard says horse and rider in water to 'cool down'

The horse became quite flustered and the rider managed to get off but the horse went further out to sea.

Falmouth Coastguard requested that the Penzance rescue team went to the scene.

The rider was unhurt but efforts were made to recover the horse to shore.

When the crews were trying to bring it back to shore, they believed it was deceased.

– Spokeswoman, Maritime & Coastguard Agency.

Gay row B&B to be turned into respite care centre

The Chymorvah Hotel in Marazion will be turned into a respite care centre for Christians. Credit: ITV News West Country

The owners of a bed and breakfast in Cornwall who refused to let a gay couple share a room because of their religious beliefs are turning their guesthouse into respite care centre for Christians.

Peter and Hazelmary Bull were ordered to pay £3600 in damages to Martyn Hall and his civil partner Steven Preddy after it was found they had breached equality laws.

The Christian Institute say the hoteliers have now decided to turn the B&B in Marazion into a not-for-profit organisation. Anyone staying there would be expected to abide by their beliefs.

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