It was a busy evening for the crew of the Lizard Lifeboat on Saturday when one rescue turned into two.

The lifeboat first launched during the early evening, just before 5.15pm, to go to the help of a 50ft leisure boat that had suffered engine failure and had run in to the beach and rocks east of Coverack harbour.

With one uninjured person on board, who was in no immediate danger, the vessel had suffered no damage and no pollution was being reported.

Under the command of second coxswain Darren Thirlaway, once on scene two lifeboat crew members went aboard the vessel.

A Lizard Lifeboat spokesperson said: "The incident was assessed and a tow rope was attached from the lifeboat, which proceeded to carefully pull the boat free from the rocks enabling it to re-float.

"RNLB Rose then began to safely tow the vessel in to Falmouth."

After leaving Falmouth, whilst making their way back to the station, RNLB Rose was diverted to another task as it was in the area already.

A yacht was suffering from loss of power and unable to sail while five miles south of Pendennis Point.

Arriving on scene at 9pm a lifeboat crew member went aboard the yacht to help the one person on board and their two dog.

A tow rope was attached from the lifeboat to the yacht and another tow back to Falmouth was soon underway.

As the lifeboat arrived at the entrance to Falmouth harbour at 9.40pm, colleagues from Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat took over the tow, allowing RNLB Rose and her crew to return home, arriving back at the station at 10.45pm.