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7:01am 30th July 2014

Four children have been rescued from the sea off Newquay - as they battled swell pounding onto rocks.

They were playing on bodyboards when they got into trouble near South Quay.

The oldest were fourteen.

The town's lifeboat launched twice - with help from patrols on Towan beach.

Newquay's RNLI lifeboat volunteers normally respond to calls after being alerted by Falmouth Coastguard via their emergency pagers. On Monday evening some of the RNLI team were already at the harbour when members of the public raised the alarm after seeing children struggling in the sea.

The RNLI team immediately launched the charity's D class inshore lifeboat Valerie Wilson at 5.30pm with two crew rather than the usual three and rescued two 14 year-olds, a boy and a girl, from the water. A third child was assisted by RNLI lifeguards from Towan Beach.

Shortly after returning to the lifeboat station, the RNLI volunteers were alerted again by a member of the public shouting across the quay, reporting more children struggling on body-boards. The D class inshore lifeboat re-launched at 6.04pm, one hour before high-water.
 
Volunteer RNLI helmsman Mike Martin said after the second rescue: "A younger child was in difficulties in the same spot, struggling in the backwash and swell amongst rocks below the cliffs near Belushi's Bar. We quickly recovered them to the lifeboat and took them ashore at the harbour." A second child reached safety without requiring assistance.

The RNLI volunteers had been alerted to Monday's first incident at 2.47pm following a report of two people in difficulties in the sea at Bedruthan Steps. On this occasion the charity's larger Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat was also launched and the two lifeboat crews responded in choppy seas with a one-metre swell and a moderate north-westerly breeze. Crew on the Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat arrived at Bedruthan Steps first although the two people had already been rescued by nearby RNLI lifeguards who had responded on their inshore rescue boat from Mawgan Porth. They were treated for injuries including cuts to their feet and sickness after swallowing sea-water.        

7:01am 30th July 2014

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