A family of two adults and four children under four years old was rescued from rocks in Torquay yesterday afternoon by RNLI Torbay volunteers rescued. The family was left stranded after the 24ft motor boat they were in started to sink rapidly. The father managed to run their boat onto the rocky shoreline and he and his family climbed to shore with help from onlookers. The RNLI arrived within 10 minutes of launching from Brixham and ferried the family to safety. The family was distressed but otherwise unharmed although their boat could not be saved.