Lifeguard patrol vehicle submerged in Booby's Bay

The RNLI went to the rescue of its own near Padstow on Sunday when a lifeguard patrol vehicle was driven too far into the surf, got stuck in the soft sand and was overtaken by the incoming tide.

The £40,000 Mitsubishi pickup, now a write-off, was en route from Booby’s Bay to Constantine in North Cornwall. It had to be left submerged until low tide when a tow could be made.

An RNLI lifeguards spokesman said: ‘Thankfully, no one was hurt. However, there will be a full investigation and any lessons will be incorporated into the 4×4 training the lifeguards receive.’

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