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VIDEO: Three Rescues at Perranporth

The casualties are airlifted to safety  Credit Ben Gardiner
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7:03am 4th October 2014


Three people are rescued from strong surf at Perranporth.

A swimmer got into trouble in eight foot waves on Thursday evening.

Two men also got stuck under cliffs as they tried to help her.

All three were taken to safety.

Now we are being warned to check conditions as the swell picks up.

Adam was on the lifeboat and explains: "We'd been made aware that two men were stuck at the base of the 100-ft cliff near Cathedral Caverns trying to help the girl, so on arrival we went straight there but couldn't get near as the waves were at least six foot.

"We radioed to the coastguard that a helicopter was needed and then went to the girl who was in the water and pulled her into the boat. She was very shaken and grateful that we were there. She was an experienced swimmer so it just goes to show it can happen very quickly to anybody. We checked her over and then took her back to the beach, before getting out through the surf to wait for the helicopter as we didn't want the two men to re-enter the water."

Martyn Ward, who was acting as Lifeboat Operations Manager at the time of the incident, adds: "The conditions were extremely difficult; the two casualties were at the base of a 100ft cliff, surrounded by deep water and strong surf so it was just too dangerous for the inshore lifeboat to reach them. After the men had been airlifted, the lifeboat crew then did a sweep of the area to check there were no other people in difficulty, before returning to station.

"The rescue was a fantastic joined up effort by St Agnes Coastguard team, the volunteer lifeboat crew and the Royal Navy search and rescue helicopter.

"There are clearly still a lot of people using the water as the autumn swells begin to build so it's paramount people take extra care around the coast and put safety first. Our advice is to always check the conditions, know your limitations in the water and if you see somebody in difficulty, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard."

You can watch the video here.

7:03am 4th October 2014

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