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Search and Rescue team awarded for bravery

Caught on camera... the RNLI and navy rescue teams reach the stricken French trawler, Le Sillon....The crew of the Naval helicopter are today being given bravery awards for their role in the dramatic night time rescue off Padstow. Five fishermen were rescued in the incident in February 2014,

Bravery award for team who saved five from shipwreck

A team of Royal Navy aviators from RNAS Culdrose is today receiving an award for its role in a heroic rescue off the Cornish coast.

The four aircrew from 771 Naval Air Squadron, will be presented with the ‘The Prince Philip Helicopter Rescue Award’ for the ‘Le Sillon’ rescue, the second time in three years that the Search and Rescue Squadron has received it.

The four aircrew from 771 Naval Air Squadron will be presented with the ‘The Prince Philip Helicopter Rescue Award’ for the ‘Le Sillon’ rescue Credit: Royal Navy

During the storms that hit the Cornish coast in February 2014, the Culdrose aviators launched a heroic night-time rescue operation to airlift five French fishermen from almost certain death as their vessel, ‘Le Sillon’, was wrecked off Trevose Head near Padstow.

Le Sillon was shipwrecked near Padstow Credit: Royal Navy

Teenager rescued after going missing in Dorset

A teenager has been airlifted to safety after going missing on the coast path in Dorset. Police were called out last night to search for the 13 year old boy. He was last seen leaving Lyme Regis football club to walk home to Charmouth. He was found in undergrowth suffering from cuts and bruises.

He was flown out by the coastguard helicopter because of the difficulty of the terrain and then taken to hospital by ambulance


Woman dies after being swept out to sea: ITV Westcountry full report

A Cornish beach where a mother died trying to rescue her two sons was unguarded. Lifeguard cover there had only been lifted a day before the tragedy. The mother was swept out to sea. See Kathy Wardle's full report:

Locals say there had been rip currents at the beach in the past week and warning notices have been put up. The boys, aged 11 and 13 survived.

The family got into difficulty on Northcott Mouth beach near Bude. The RNLI say it will be reviewing its operational hours.

Tractor plummets 150 feet off cliff

Two people have escaped uninjured after the tractor they were working in tumbled off a cliff in North Cornwall.

The Coastguard received a call from a man on a boat at around 12:45pm who had seen the tractor and trailer fall backwards from a cliff north of Crackington Haven.

The police, Cornwall Fire and Rescue, RNLI, Cornwall Air Ambulance and three coastguard cliff rescue teams were alerted to the incident and a rescue operation began. Nobody was found to be inside the vehicle which is resting on a ledge 150ft down the cliff face.

Two people had been working in the tractor, worth £80,000, in a field on the cliff top.

They managed to scramble unharmed from the vehicle after it started sliding across the land towards the cliff edge.

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