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UPDATE: Angler Dies After Being Rescued From Sea

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 6:57am 5th December 2013 (Updated 10:19am 5th December 2013)

A fisherman pulled from the sea off the Lizard has died.

The alarm was raised at around 7pm last night by a friend when the angler in his sixties did not return to Cadgwith from a lunchtime trip.

He had been due back in his small punt at around 4pm.

That prompted a massive rescue operation with the Lizard lifeboat, helicopter from RNAS Culdrose, and other boats in the area scrambled to the scene.

The survey vessel ‘Triad’ and fishing vessel ‘Scorpio’ joined the sea search whilst the Coastguard Rescue Teams from Porthoustock, Mullion and the South Cornwall Sector Manager began a search of the coastline.

At just before 8pm the survey vessel ‘Triad’ reported it had pulled the angler from the water.

Richard Williams from Falmouth coastguard said: "Just before 8pm the survey vessel reported they had spotted a person in the water wearing a lifejacket. The person was immediately recovered and transferred to the Lizard all weather lifeboat."

A helicopter from RNAS Culdrose was scrambled. Mr Williams said: "They launched immediately and a transfer was made from the all weather lifeboat to the helicopter and he was then transferred onwards to Treliske hospital for treatment."

Doctors were unable to save him.

Coastguards say they were only able to reach him at all because he had been wearing a lifejacket.

A police spokesman said: “This is being treated as an unexplained death. Police will now carry out enquiries to fully understand the circumstances of the death, though it’s not being treated as a suspicious incident at this time. 

"A report will then be produced for the coroner. 

"Our thoughts are with the family and small community of the deceased at this clearly very difficult time.”

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