Locals flock to see Russian ship run aground by low tide

Locals of Falmouth and surrounding areas have flocked to witness the Russain cargo ship that has been left stranded on Gyllyngvase Beach this morning (December 18).

The 16,000-ton vessel beached itself as the tide receded near the Cornwall coast.

Emergency services were called and RNLI rescue boats were deployed at around 6 am followed by the press and members of the public to feast their eyes on the wreckage.