Hayle Lifeboat Attempting Rescue of Steamer Escurial
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Hayle Lifeboat The steamer Escurial, eastbound to Fiume/Rijeka on the Adriatic from Glasgow with coal, sprang a leak off Godrevy in bad weather, turned and ran aground at Portreath, near Gull Rock. The Hayle lifeboat was brought overland to Portreath to aid her crew (Newquay and St Ives lifeboats tried but failed to reach Portreath), but the heavy onshore weather made the lifeboat very hard to launch and control. 1 crew member was rescued by the lifeboat others tried to swim ashore where coastguards and volunteers waited in the surf but 11 crew were lost.
25th January 1895
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