An RNLI boat in Fowey, Cornwall rescued a crew in trouble this weekend - for the second time in a week.

The Starlight – a former ship’s lifeboat – was rescued after suffering a shaft failure on its way to St Mawes last weekend and was trying to make the same trip on Saturday (10 October) with three people on board when help was once again required.

A spokesman for the RNLI said: “On leaving Fowey harbour she experienced engine failure a mile outside the harbour and was drifting towards the rocks in a horrible easterly swell and wind blowing an easterly force 5-6.

“The call for rescue was made by the staff NCI lookout at Polruan to the Coastguard at Falmouth who then requested the launch of the Fowey RNLI lifeboat.”

The lifeboat Maurice and Joyce Hardy with seven volunteer crewmembers on board towed the boat to safety.

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