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RNLI met by leaping dolphins as they rushed to rescue

An RNLI crew were met with some unusual tag alongs as they rushed to attend a boat fire.

A group of dolphins leapt to see what all the fuss was about as the Lizard lifeboat launched to the MFV Francine after it suffered a fire 32 miles south of Lizard Point.

The Coastguard helicopter also responded and lifted three crew, suffering smoke inhalation, from the beam trawler.

They were flown to Royal Cornwall Hospital, while the MFV Francinne made its way to Newlyn.

Body found below cliffs near the Lizard

A body has been found at the bottom of cliffs near the Lizard in Cornwall.

A walker alerted the coastguard yesterday morning from Polpeor Cove. No formal identification has taken place, but police say the body is not missing doctor Rose Polge or RSPCA inspector Mike Reid.

The search for Dr. Polge was scaled back on Friday after she'd been missing for more than a week. Her car was found on 12th February near Ansteys Cove in Torbay.

RSPCA inspector Mike Reid went missing from Porthcurno as Storm Imogen hit landfall. He was last seen trying to help a large group of gannets stranded on rocks.


Six people still in hospital after crash on The Lizard

Six young people remain in hospital today following a crash on The Lizard early on Saturday morning.

Crews were called out after a gold VW Golf with eight people inside left the road near Goonhilly Earth Station.

The car travelled through a wire fence and into moorland where it rolled over.

The crash happened near the Goonhilly Earth Station early on Saturday 27 June Credit: ITV News West Country

A 19-year-old man from The Lizard, a 25-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl from Warwickshire were airlifted to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth with serious injuries.

The other five were taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro. The driver - a 17-year-old boy from The Lizard - and a 21-year-old man from Helston have been discharged.

Three people remain at the Royal Cornwall Hospital - a 17-year-old boy from The Lizard, a 22-year-old woman from Warwickshire and a 22-year-old woman from Leeds, who is in intensive care with potentially life-threatening injuries.

Police want to hear from anyone who saw the crash. They are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the vehicle overloaded with passengers travelling around the area beforehand.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting log 31 of 27/06/15.

The number of choughs in Cornwall is rising

The number of choughs in Cornwall is rising Credit: ITV News West Country

The arrival of three Chough chicks on The Lizard has delighted conservationists. It means the future is looking bright for Cornwall's iconic bird which had become extinct in the 1970s.

A targeted campaign to bring the chough back to the county now means there are thirty seven of the birds at various sites in Cornwall.

Two rescued from yacht off The Lizard

Two rescued from yacht off The Lizard Credit: ITV News West Country

The RNLI have released footage of a crewman rescuing two people off Lizard Point this weekend. The crewman seen here came to help them after they'd suffered rigging damage in 40 miles per winds. The boat was towed to Falmouth nearly five and half hours later.


Sinking vessel salvaged from off The Lizard

Work is being done to salvage a cargo vessel that was sinking off The Lizard this morning. Five crew members were brought into Falmouth after efforts to pump water from the vessel failed.

"We received the mayday broadcast from the 'Sea Breeze' at 7.00 am and were able to get lifeboats and the helicopter on scene quickly, along with other vessels that were in the vicinity. The lifeboats and helicopter pumped water off the cargo vessel, whilst HMS Tyne was on its way with commercial pumps. "

"However, unfortunately, the smaller pumps could not keep up with the ingress of water and the crew had to abandon ship at 8.40 am. Five of the crew are now safely ashore. A couple of them have minor injuries. The captain has remained on scene on board HMS Tyne to help with the salvage operation."

– Alex Greig, Falmouth Coastguard Watch Manager

You can see footage from the rescue here

Sea King called to rescue cow in Cornwall

The cow was rescued after falling 100 feet from a cliff at the Lizard, Cornwall. Credit: RNAS Culdrose

A calf has been rescued after it fell a hundred feet over a cliff during a landslip at Lizard in Cornwall.

A rescue team from Culdrose used a helicopter to reach the animal who was stranded in a cover for five days.

A local farmer had dropped food over the cliff to keep it alive. It was returned sae and well to its herd by the Sea King helipcoter.

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