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Woman pulled from the sea in Falmouth

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Published by Emma Carton at 11:08am 11th May 2018. (Updated at 11:24am 11th May 2018)

A woman has been taken to hospital after being rescued from the sea in Falmouth.

Police, scrambled to reports of someone in trouble in the water, called in Coastguards, a helicopter and lifeboats.

Paramedics also rushed to the scene, understood to be near a car park off Arwenack Street, just before midnight.

The RNLI managed to pull the casualty to safety, before she was transferred to Treliske.

A spokesperson from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: "Just before midnight last night, Devon and Cornwall Police requested HM Coastguard assistance after receiving reports that a person was in difficulty in the water at Falmouth.

"Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team, Falmouth RNLI Lifeboat and the HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter, based at Newquay, were sent to the scene, alongside Devon and Cornwall Police and the South West Ambulance Service".

They added: "The casualty was recovered from the water by the lifeboat and taken into the care of the ambulance service for transfer to Treliske Hospital".

A spokesperson from Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Police received a call on Thursday night at around 11.45pm to reports of concern for welfare of a woman in Falmouth. It was reported that a woman was in the water.

"The Coastguard, RNLI and rescue team attended the scene on Arwenack Street and carried out a search of the water.

"The woman was located nearby by the coastguard and brought to safety. She was treated by the ambulance service at the scene and taken to Treliske hospital.

Devon and Cornwall Police added that she is not believed to have suffered any serious injuries.

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