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RNLI struggling to raise money as Penlee remembers disaster

It is nearly 30 years since the Penlee lifeboat and her eight crew members were lost off the Cornish coast as they tried to rescue a cargo ship in hurricane force winds.

Eight of those they were trying to rescue also died.

As the anniversary approaches, the RNLI says it's struggling to raise the money it needs to operate.

Louise Hubball reports from the lifeboat station.

  • 16 Dec 2011
  • From the section UK
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