Fishermen rescued, boat wrecked on rocks

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Six British fishermen were forced to leap one-by-one from their storm-battered boat during a dramatic rescue as the southwest coast of England received yet another hammering from the winter weather over the weekend.

Rescuers were yesterday praised for their bravery after the crew of stricken French fishing boat was saved from “treacherous” seas off the Cornish coast.

The fishermen were forced to abandon ship one at a time into heaving seas – to be winched aboard the search-and-rescue helicopter – after it was deemed too dangerous to lift them off the deck.

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