Crewman rescued from Fal River in Cornwall

A man had to be rescued after getting into difficulty in a rowing boat in a river in Cornwall.

The man had been working on a ferry in the Fal River and had been rowing back to shore at 20:00 GMT on Thursday.

Coastguards said he was swept up stream but managed to cling to a buoy for 20 minutes.

Tago Mcleod of Falmouth Coastguard, said: "The lifeboat crew got there very quickly and were able to get the man on board the lifeboat.

Mr Mcleod said the weather was horrendous."

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