Floods minister in Trevone

Flooding Minister Dan Rogerson has met with residents in Trevone near Padstow. The village has been badly damaged by the storms.

Speedboat's 'kill cord' was not worn

A report into a speedboat accident off Padstow has revealed that a father and daughter died after he tried to make a fast turn.

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Padstow lifeboat in trawler rescue

Six fisherman have been rescued off the Cornish coast in a joint operation involving the Padstow lifeboat and a helicopter from RNAS Culdrose. The crew of the French trawler took to survival suits and abandoned ship yesterday when their vessel was struck by huge waves in gale force winds.

Five of the crew were plucked from the water by the Royal Navy rescue helicopter and the skipper was picked up by the RNLI lifeboat from Padstow. All six crew were brought ashore.

Padstow lifeboat 2nd Coxswain Richard Pitman said, "A great deal of credit must go the winchman on the helicopter. The heavy sea conditions made his job very difficult as he was dragged in and out of the water with the rise and fall of the sea.

"The conditions were challenging and it was a difficult rescue for all involved, we are pleased to have been able to assist."

Father took wheel of speedboat before accident

Nick Milligan and his 8 year old daughter Emily were killed after being thrown from this speedboat boat Credit: ITV News West Country

A father and his young daughter were killed by their out-of-control speedboat after he took over the steering from his wife, investigators found.

Nick Milligan and his 8 year old daughter Emily were killed after being thrown from their boat in Padstow last May.

A report published today has by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch found that his wife had been at the helm of the boat but wasn't attached to the kill cord, which cuts power in an emergency.


Padstow Christmas Food Festival

by Steve Hardy

It's the Christmas Food Festival in Padstow tonight. The four day festival started in the village hall six years ago and has grown ever since. Over a hundred stalls are trading and celebrity chefs from across the country will be putting on demonstrations.

Devon restaurant named as best in Britian

Devon restaurant named as best in Britian Credit: ITV News West Country

A restaurant in Devon has come top of a list of the best British restaurants.The Sunday Times Food List has put Gidleigh Park in Chagford, run by Michael Caines in the number 1 slot.

Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, in Rock has been placed in 4th position and is the highest ranking fish restaurant. The Seafood Restaurant and Paul Ainsworth in Padstow have also been named.

Father and daughter rescued from fog near Padstow

A man and his five-year-old daughter were guided back to shore after becoming lost in their boat in thick fog off Padstow last night. Falmouth Coastguards received an emergency call out at 6:20pm

We always urge people to check the weather before they set off, just in case they get caught out in fog like this evening. You also need make sure all your communications equipment on board is working so you can call for help if needed. We also want to take this opportunity to remind people to wear a lifejacket. It's useless unless worn, and could save your life."

– Simon Dennis, Watch Officer at Falmouth Coastguard,
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