Video: RNLI rescue runaway boat

Crew forced to jump aboard speeding boat

RNLI crews are known for risking their lives to save others, but this weekend the crew from Bude, in Cornwall, carried out a rescue that James Bond would have been proud of.
The crew were called out just before 8am on Sunday 7th October to assist the crew of a fishing boat that been knocked into the water by a rogue wave, but their 25ft boat kept on going.
As the boat sped along, the crew of the RNLI RIB managed to attach lines to slow it down, one of the team leaping across and bringing the fishing boat to a standstill, before returning it to its owner’s mooring.
One man was rescued from the water by the RNLI, whist the other was helped to shore by surfers in Bude Bay.