Cornwall

Skipper rescued from yacht after problems in Cornwall

Par beach near Par docks
Image caption The vessel ran aground at the entrance to Par docks

A lone skipper has been rescued from his yacht after it ran aground on rocks at Par in mid Cornwall.

Brixham coastguards said they were "overwhelmed with 999 calls" reporting red flares from the 26ft (8m) Osprey.

The vessel ran aground on Killyvarder Rock at the entrance to Par docks.

The yachtsman was not hurt and his vessel was towed into Fowey by the local lifeboat in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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