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French fishing boat crew rescued off Cornish coast

The crew of a French fishing boat have been rescued off the coast of Cornwall.

The vessel was disabled after large waves smashed through the bridge, disabling its power and steering.

Five of the fisherman were winched to safety by a helicopter from RNAS Culdrose, while the sixth member of the crew was rescued by the Padstow lifeboat.

Falmouth coastguard Peter Bullard said the crew of the boat had to get into the sea so that they could be rescued.

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