Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.
VIDEO: Rip Current Rescues off Cornwall
2:37pm 28th June 2013
Seven people who were being dragged out to sea by rip currents off Cornwall have been rescued in the space of a day.
Lifeguards managed to reach two surfers at Perranporth on Thursday afternoon, before three body boarders were plucked to safety.
Two others had to be saved at Porthtowan.
Dickon Berriman, Lifeguard Manager for Carrick and Kerrier, said: "These incidents really demonstrate the value of bathing and surfing at a lifeguarded beach, so that the lifeguards can keep an eye on visitors and assist them if they get into difficulty.
"Flash rip currents are notorious on these open sandy beaches, once caught in one, it can take you out of your depth very quickly. If you are caught in a rip or a strong current, try to relax, use your board (if you have one) for buoyancy, raise an arm and wait to be rescued – concentrate on staying afloat rather than trying to swim against the current."
Share This StoryTweet
Construction recruits dry up amid Brexit fears
National News: Managers in the construction industry have told Sky News they are struggling to recruit much-needed European workers following the vote to leave the EU.
Game of Thrones' Dark Hedges tree destroyed by Storm Doris
Showbiz News: A 200-year-old tree in a landmark avenue made famous by Game of Thrones has been destroyed by Storm Doris.
Behind the scenes: What 'fixated' Bannon really thinks
World News: For a brief moment, a fascinating window on the White House opened at the CPAC conference in Washington DC.
Ranieri defied 5,000-1 odds - but it wasn't enough for Leicester
Sports News: In Monte Carlo last week, Usain Bolt attempted the greatest sporting selfie of all time at the star-studded Laureus Awards.
Ancient microbes found trapped in crystals in Mexican cave system
Strange News: A population of microbes that are tens of thousands of years old has been discovered in a place called Hell.
Revolving Doors At The Top At Cornwall's Biggest Hospital
Cornwall News: New Chairwoman appointed at Treliske, as two more board members quit