Porthleven, February 2014
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Porthleven harbour master 'saved livelihoods'

A man hailed a hero for helping to save dozens of boats in danger of sinking has said he was "just doing his job".

Massive waves of more than 40ft (12m) destroyed the timber bulks that protect Porthleven harbour during storms in February.

Ten boats sank, but local people say by organising the removal of all the other boats, harbour master Philip Ward saved many livelihoods, as Eleanor Parkinson reports.

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