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Bodyboarder Pulled From Water
7:01am 10th March 2014
A bodyboarder has been pulled from a rip current near St Agnes.
Coastguards say the woman in her fifties was underwater when the inshore lifeboat reached her.
It happened as darkness fell at Trevaunance Cove on Sunday night.
Rescuers had to send up flares to help in the hunt.
The volunteer crew launched at 19:12 following reports of a surfer in trouble at Trevaunance Cove. They launched into 4-5ft swell with fading light.
Helmed by Gavin Forehead, the crew carried out a search in darkness with the help of parachute flares to illuminate the search area and the St Agnes Coastguard Search and Rescue Team who were situated on the cliffs.
The crew of the Blue Peter IV then requested a radio silence which enabled them to hear the casualty's shouts and locate her.
Once in the boat, the casualty was suffering from the cold and vomiting so crew members Kit Watkins and Richard Llewellyn performed first aid on her.
They quickly returned to shore where a doctor on the beach continued with the first aid including administering oxygen until the paramedics arrived on scene.
Crew member Kit Watkins said: "Time was of the essence this evening as light was fading quickly. Luckily we have regular night exercise training sessions and were able to put these into practice.
"This evening was a good example of teamwork between the RNLI Lifeboat, St Agnes Coastguard Team and the paramedics working together."
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