Marines move in to rescue stranded cars

The Royal Marines have come to the aid of a village in south east Cornwall that's been cut off by a landslide.

More than forty cars have been stranded in Calstock since Christmas. Today the Marines used a fleet of landing craft to retrieve them and ferry them along the River Tamar to a nearby quay.

The whole rescue operation is thanks to a ten year old schoolboy who came up with the idea of involving the military. Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports.


Calstock landslip will be fixed by end of May

The village of Calstock in south east Cornwall was cut off by a massive landslip on Christmas Day. Engineers have told ITV West Country that the road should be repaired by the end of May.