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Early start for St Ives' lifeboat

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: January 23, 2014

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THE CREWS of the St Ives lifeboats had an early morning wake-up call when they were paged at 5.44am last week.

The call-out on Wednesday, to a local fishing boat off Porthminster Point, was the station's first shout of 2014.

The 18-foot Plymouth pilot Girl Cherry, with two on board, had become fouled-up in her own nets, and could not get her auxiliary engine to start, so called Falmouth coastguard for assistance.

St Ives' inshore lifeboat was quickly launched by 5.50am.

The inshore lifeboat crew quickly got the fishing boat under tow and took her back to St Ives harbour where she was tied up alongside Smeatons Pier by 6.08am.

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