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King Harry Ferry Crewman Rescued

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From 27 December 2013

King Harry Ferry Crewman rescued by Falmouth RNLI.

On Thursday 26th December 2013 when the King Harry Ferry was mooring up a few metres off shore for the evening, a crewman got into difficulties when using a small rowing punt to return to the slipway.

 

One of the rowlocks on the boat snapped leaving the ferryman with only one oar in action. In full high visibility waterproofs and a lifejacket, he managed to tether the boat to a nearby mooring bouy in the river.

Unfortunately the crewman was unable to make headway back to the slipway with one oar due to the strong wind. 

The other crewman raised the alarm when they saw what had happened and Falmouth RNLI thankfully came to the rescue and managed to return the crewman and the rowing boat to shore unharmed. 

Tim Light from the King Harry Ferry said" Thanks for the help and so sorry you were called out just before you could get ripped into cold turkey, many thanks. The King Harry Crew".