Peter Pascoe of Porthleven, 1865
|Place||Porthleven Cornwall United Kingdom|
|Keywords||Porthleven People Shipwrecks Emergency Services Lifeboat|
|Copyright||© Helston Museum|
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.