Brixham fisherman Joe Moore
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Fisherman cut raft free from boat

A 22-year-old fisherman who dived underwater, in darkness, to return to the cabin of a sinking trawler for a knife to free their life raft has been hailed a hero.

Joe Moore was on board the Brixham-based Betty G with skipper Stuart Greene, 34, and 26-year-old Max Didlick when the scallop trawler's gear broke while haul in a catch in Lyme Bay on Monday.

All three crewman were finally rescued more than 12 hours after the trawler went down.

  • 24 Jul 2012
  • From the section Devon