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Lifeboat evacuates injured man from fishing boat

A fisherman was assisted on board St Ives’ all-weather lifeboat, having sustained an injured leg at sea. Photo: Russell Bush Due to a large swell running, it was safer for the lifeboat to accompany the fishing vessel to the shelter of St Ives Bay to safely...

The harbour master’s secret

Born in St Ives in 1945, Eric Ward joined the fleets of fishermen striking out from west Cornwall’s coast fresh out of school. He became St Ives’ harbour master in 1985 and coxswain of the lifeboat in 1989, retiring in 2000 after 34 years at sea. It was during long...