Lifeboat crews were forced to rescue a pair of charity rowers after they received reports of a distressed santa and his penguin friend struggling to battle the waves.
The two men in fancy dress were picked up when they attempted to paddle their dinghy three-miles between from Marazion to Penzance in Cornwall on Saturday.
A spokeswoman for the Falmouth Coastguard said the pair - who claimed they were fundraising for Help For Heroes - were "clearly they not dressed for the occasion".
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Campaigners opposing the closure of a rail crossing near Penzance will lobby councillors today.
The crossing at Long Rock was closed last year following an inquest on grandmother Jeanette Nicholls who was hit by a train there.
Villagers claim alternative routes are more dangerous.
Two people have been treated for breathing in smoke after a house fire in Cornwall. Fire crews were called to the bungalow in Grove Lane, Goldsithney near Penzance yesterday lunchtime.
The future of a Cornish community hospital which has been closed for a year will become clearer in the next few weeks. A number of options are being drawn up for Poltair Hospital on the outskirts of Penzance. It's estimated it'll cost £750,000 to bring it up to scratch and re-open it.
All Skybus flights to and from Lands End and Newquay have been cancelled due to low cloud.
Scillonian III will be sailing tomorrow to allow Skybus passengers the opportunity of travelling over to the Isles of Scilly.
The ship will depart Penzance at 9.30am.
A consultation has begun about the future of Poltair Hospital in Penzance.
A group of doctors, nurses, councillors and health campaigners met to share their ideas about its future earlier this week.
During the workshop they discussed some of the possible options for the hospital.
Their ideas will be shared with the public in December.
An online petition has been set up to protest against the closure of bus routes in West Cornwall.
Western Greyhound says it won't run any services in the Penzance and Hayle areas from the beginning of November.
100,000 signatures are needed to force a Parliamentary debate.