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More Than 50 Rescued From Cornish Beaches

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7:01am 24th July 2013

More than fifty people are rescued from Cornish beaches in just one day.

Fifteen of them got trapped in a freak rip current at Perranporth on Tuesday.

Fifteen more were caught in big swell at Fistral.

RNLI lifeguards also swang into action at Mawgan Porth and Constantine.

Supervisor Lewis Timson had just arrived at Fistral and saw one of the rescues unfold, he said: "The swell has been building all day, with long lulls in the sets of waves coming though.

"This meant the bathers and body boarders, who were between the red and yellow flags, fell into a false sense of security and drifted a bit too far out. When a set of waves came though, they were suddenly swept out and beyond their depth."

RNLI lifeguard Jackson Howell was patrolling the bathing area on a rescue board when the incident occurred, he responded immediately as did his colleagues Leon Mansfield and Anthony Middleton who both grabbed rescue boards. Lewis kept cover going in the bathing area.

He said: "We also had some casualty care situations at the top of the beach, so we didn't have the man power to launch the Rescue Water Craft, however the three experienced lifeguards rescued 12 people on rescue boards and assisted a further 3 or 4 back to shore.

"We're experiencing low spring tides, which when coupled with a large swell, work to intensify the rip currents. It's quite common to experience these conditions on the north coast, and the RNLI lifeguards are used to managing the bathing area, however it's really important that bathers and body boarders help themselves by staying within their depth, making sure they are between the red and yellow flags and listening to the lifeguards advise."

7:01am 24th July 2013

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