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VIDEO: Rescuer Tells Of Battle To Save Surfers

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10:33am 27th October 2014
(Updated 10:33am 27th October 2014)

An off-duty lifeguard has told how he battled to help save the surfers - who drowned at Mawgan Porth.

The two men and woman were caught in a rip current on Sunday afternoon.

Brendon Prince was on the beach when he realised something was wrong.

He said: "I came down for a surf with a friend. It was obvious it wasn't a good surfy day - it was too messy and too foamy. It wasn't worth going out for.

"At that point a lady ran over and asked if there was any chance we could lend a hand with something going on over the other side of the beach.

"I'm a beach lifeguard up in Torbay so obviously responded fairly quickly with my friend. We saw there were two people in the water, face down, trying to be assisted. There were two others we could see, trying to get in.

"I grabbed the one man in waist or chest deep water, pulled him in with a friend. Others grabbed the lady behind. I started CPR with a man. A doctor came along to do CPR on the lady.

"It was obvious there were still people out there. The two boys came in of their own accord - they were clearly distressed by the whole situation.

"About 15 minutes after CPR the helicopters and everything else started to come in to assist - and a great job they did to find that third person still out there in the water.

"Beaches are changeable. They were over at the right hand side where, if there is going to be a rip, it's going to be dragging out that way.

"They were probably just playing in up-to-the-waist surf - but in these conditions it can suddenly be six foot when you thought it was three foot."

Gareth Horner, lifeboat operations manager, said: "Mawgan Porth is a dangerous beach. We don't know the exact circumstances or the ability of the people that were rescued today.

"My understanding is that they were in two groups and that one of the casualties actually entered the sea to assist other people who were in trouble."

10:33am 27th October 2014

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