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Cornish Couple Who Died At Mawgan Porth Were Trying To Rescue Others
3:24pm 29th October 2014
A Cornish couple who lost their lives at Mawgan Porth are hailed heroes.
It has come out that Kevin Reynolds and Rachel Dunn from St Austell ran into pounding waves to try to help others.
They had already got out of the sea because it was too rough.
Four teenagers made it safely to shore.
But the couple and surgeon Stuart Calder from Leeds lost their lives in a rip current trying to rescue them.
James Millidge from the RNLI tells us what they were trapped in.
He said: "essentially a rip current is a body of water, a current of water moving out to sea, if you can imagine a river going out to sea, if you get caught in that river, that current of water, you will be taken out to sea.
He also tells us what to do if we feel ourselves being sucked under.
He said: "People's normal reaction firstly is to panic when they get into that situation, what we would really, really recommend to people is not to panic, if they have a surfboard or body board with them then hold on to it because that will keep a person afloat, then put your arms up and shout for help."3:24pm 29th October 2014
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