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Peter Pascoe of Porthleven, 1865

NumberHESFM:1977.1431
PlacePorthleven Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1865
KeywordsPorthleven People Shipwrecks Emergency Services Lifeboat
PhotographerUnknown
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Peter Pascoe of Porthleven in 1865. Peter was awarded a silver medal and a certificate from the RNLI. The sailors from the barque, William of Sunderland, jumped overboard when it ran aground at the harbour entrance at Porthleven in 1865. John Pascoe, a Porthleven man, got into difficulties himself while trying to help them to safety. John's uncle, Peter Pascoe, saved his life by jumping off the pier after him with a rope tied around his waist.