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Best stick to a sleigh, Santa

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: December 30, 2013

Falmouth Coastguard helped rescue a wayward Santa and his penguin pal

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Lifeboat crews were forced to rescue a pair of charity rowers from the English Channel after they received reports of a distressed Santa Claus and his penguin friend struggling to battle the waves.

The two men sporting festive fancy dress were picked up when they attempted to paddle their dinghy three-miles between from Marazion to Penzance in Cornwall on Saturday.

A spokeswoman for the Falmouth Coastguard said the hapless pair – who claimed they were fundraising for the Help For Heroes charity – were "clearly not dressed for the occasion".

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