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WATCH: Teens trapped by tide in north Cornwall

WATCH: Teens trapped by tide in north Cornwall

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 8:58am 29th July 2017.

Coastguard rescuers, the Coastguard helicopter and lifeboats rush to help two teenagers trapped by the tide in north Cornwall.

Pirate FM understands the youngsters had scrambled onto rocks after getting cut off between Greenaway and Polzeath.

However, rough sea conditions meant it was too tricky for lifeguards and the Rock lifeboat to reach them on Friday afternoon.

The Coastguard helicopter was scrambled and winchman managed to reach the pair and pull them to safety.

Posting on Facebook, Polzeath Coastguard Search and Rescue Team said: "The team were paged this afternoon to reports that two teenagers were cut off by the tide between Greenaway and Polzeath

"Rock RNLI Lifeboat, Polzeath Lifeguards, Coastguard Helicopter Rescue 924 and Boscastle Coastguard Team were also tasked.

"Rock Lifeboat and Polzeath Lifeguards were unable to reach the casualties due to the weather conditions so we set up a full rope rescue system and prepared to lower a cliff technician down to them.

"Rescue 924 now also on scene commenced lowering their winchman and successfully extracted the two casualties to safety.

"Thank you to all the agency involved in some tough conditions.

"Remember: If you spot anyone in difficulty or danger along the coast, Dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard".

Rock RNLI Lifeboat posted on Facebook: "Launched this afternoon. Two teenagers stuck on rocks between Daymer and Polzeath. Big swell so Helicopter called. All well and lifeboat back on service".

Watch the rescue unfold...

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