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Teenagers caught up in sea rescue

The mother of a teenager who was caught up in a dramatic sea rescue today spoke of her huge relief that her child didn't suffer a far worse fate than mere embarrassment.

Lucy Haining, who is actually the daughter of a lifeboat crew member, got into difficulty last night along with two friends on Penzance Promenade.

The girls were swept into the sea at Penlee Pool Credit: ITV News West Country

She managed to help her two friends in the sea before help arrived.

The RNLI has again warned people to stay away from the sea's edge especially during high tides and rough weather.

Lifeboatman's daughter rescued off Penzance

Map showing the location of the incident off Penzance Credit: ITV News

A lifeboat crew rescued three girls in Penzance last night after they were swept into the sea next to the Jubilee Pool. One girl was the daughter of a Penlee lifeboat crewman.

The first girl was swept into the sea near the Jubilee Pool, after the friends had walked down the slipway in wetsuits. Her friend tried to help, but was also swept in.

The third girl, Lucy Haining - daughter of Penlee crewman Zac Haining - went into the sea to persuade the others to swim out beyond the dangerous breakers to wait for help. They were evntually spotted by a passer-by. The rescue involved a Culdrose helicopter, two lifeboats and the coastguard.

The girls are all safe and well, and Lucy has been praised for her actions.


Cornwall protest over bus fare increases

Cornwall protest over bus fare increases Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A protest is being held in Penzance today against price fare rises on First buses in Cornwall. People using the buses say the price rises mean it will be just as expensive to use a bus as it would be to use a car. First say the fare increases are due to rising running costs.

Santa and penguin rescued off Cornish coast

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".


Fight to keep Long Rock rail crossing open

The rail crossing at Long Rock Credit: ITV News West Country

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.

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