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Penzance Rescue: Teenager Swept Out to Sea

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6:36am 19th February 2014
(Updated 6:36am 19th February 2014)

Rescued: a 13 year old girl swept out to sea at Penzance.

The teenager and two mates were swimming near Jubilee Pool when it is understood she got caught by a huge wave.

The Penlee lifeboat, coastguard rescue teams and a helicopter from RNAS Culdrose were scrambled on Monday evening after a local spotted the girls in trouble near Battery Rocks.

Crews say one of the girls jumped in to save her friends and then helped them swim out to escape huge waves crashing against the side of the pool.

Falmouth Coastguard says although the weather was calmer, there were reports of 15ft waves on Monday because the swell remains big in the wake of the storms.

The girls were checked over and they were not hurt but officials say they were very lucky.

The Penlee Lifeboat posted the following information on their Facebook page:

Both Penlee Lifeboats launched on service at 17:44 this evening.

Falmouth Coastguard received a call from a member of the public reporting three young girls in the sea and in difficulties in rough seas between the Promenade and Battery rocks.

Penlee ILB arrived on scene first and located the girls and quickly got them aboard the lifeboat, they were then taken to Penzance harbour where an ambulance was waiting.

Thankfully the girls are ok but very lucky.

Penlee Alb, Rescue 193 helicopter and Penzance Coastguard CRT also on scene.

Lucy Haining one of the girls that got rescued jumped into the sea to help the other girls that got into difficulties and had sense to swim out to sea with them and wait for help.

6:36am 19th February 2014

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