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Rescuers scrambled to Trevellas Porth to help injured woman

St Agnes Lifeboat crew assisting casualty

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 12:38pm 12th July 2018.

Lifeboat and Coastguard crews have been scrambled to rescue a woman at Trevellas Porth.

They were called yesterday lunchtime to reports of a woman suffering a back injury after jumping from rocks into the sea.

She'd been part of a coasteering team with a fully qualified instructor when it happened at around 12.15pm

St Agnes RNLI inshore lifeboat and lifeguards with St Agnes HM Coastguard cliff rescue team assisting the casualty on the beach

Drustan Ward, RNLI lifeguard supervisor for the area, said:

'The RNLI lifeguards here at St Agnes work frequently with the volunteer lifeboat crew during incidents such as these and it's great to work as a team together to ensure the best possible outcome for the casualty.

"The lady was with a fully qualified instructor but this was an unfortunate accident.

The instructor did the right thing in contacting lifeguards as soon as the incident occurred and we wish her a speedy recovery.'

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