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Three women and their dog rescued by lifeboat

Y-boat approaching the beach Credit: Padstow RNLI Lifeboat

Three people and their dog had to be rescued by the RNLI after they became cut off by the tide.

Padstow lifeboat launched shortly before 8pm to help the trio who had asked for help after realising they were surrounded by water at Harlyn.

The inshore Y-boat was sent with two crew members who made two trips to bring the group, and their dog, back to the lifeboat.

They were then transported back to Padstow

They realised they were cut off by the tide and made the right decision by calling the Coastguard. We are glad we could be there to help them.

We would always recommend that people seek advice on the tide times, currents and weather conditions to ensure they can enjoy our coastline safely.

– Michael England, Deputy coxswain and RNLI mechanic
Y-boat taking people back to the lifeboat Credit: Padstow RNLI Lifeboat

Young chef from Cornwall who used to be homeless is nominated for award

David Shrigley used to be homeless but now works at a restaurant in Padstow Credit: ITV News

A young chef from Cornwall - who used to be homeless - could win a royal award tonight.

David Shrigley used to live on the streets but now works at Rick Stein's seafood restaurant in Padstow - after a youth charity put him on a cookery course.

He went on to get a full time job and has been nominated for a Prince's Trust Award.

Commis Chef David says it's a huge relief to be working. "I've got a home, a roof over my head, an income of money. I've made lots of friends in seafood. And anything negative that was in my life, isn't any more. "

Speedboat widow calls for new safety rules

The woman, whose husband and daughter died in a speedboat accident off the Cornish coast, has told ITV News she wants to see new safety rules introduced.

Victoria Milligan and her family were thrown into the water near Padstow. She and three other children survived.

An inquest jury decided their deaths were accidental.

Martha Fairlie reports.


Speedboat "threw the family of six into the water"

The speedboat being taken ashore at Padstow Credit: ITV News

An accident investigator has told the inquest into the deaths of Nick and Emily Milligan in Padstow that Mrs Milligan was steering the boat into harbour for a break.

But Mr Milligan and their four children wanted to go for another ride. Mr Milligan grabbed the wheel and the throttle.

Captain Mike Evans told the inquest in Truro that the boat went from idling speed to full throttle. He said it went to the right and suddenly and violently rolled back and threw the family of six into the water.

The out of control boat circled on full power, hitting several members of the family.

This amateur footage shows the speedboat circling.

Speedboat inquest hears accident record

A kill cord cuts the engine in an emergency Credit: ITV News

An accident investigator told the inquest that since 2005 there had been 21 accidents with small high speed boats in the UK where the kill cord had not been used.

The kill cord is a safety device which cuts the engine in an emergency. Seven people had died and 12 injured.

Captain Mike Evans, from the Marine Accident Investigation Branch, said the use of a kill cord in fundamental and should be second nature for powerboat users.

'I've lost my husband, my life is ruined and I've lost my leg'

Victoria Milligan (centre) lost her leg in the accident that killed her husband and eight-year-old daughter Credit: Vitty Robinson

A doctor has told an inquest today how a mother who lost her leg in a speedboat accident in Cornwall last year told her 'I've lost my husband, my life is ruined and I've lost my leg'.

Dr Susan Mann, who was on holiday at the time, was on a boat trip when a family of six were thrown from their speedboat in the Camel estuary in Padstow.

Nick Milligan and his youngest daughter Emily died.

Victoria Milligan was treated by Dr Mann before she was taken to hospital Dr Mann said Mrs Milligan was cold and lost a lot of blood.

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