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WATCH: Boy who fell from pier was 'chasing a seagull'

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Published by Emma Carton at 6:20am 14th August 2018. (Updated at 6:21am 14th August 2018)

It is understood a young boy who plunged from a pier in Cornwall was chasing a seagull who stole his pasty.

The nine-year-old lad was airlifted to hospital after reportedly falling over 20ft at Looe.

The youngster, who is believed to have suffered head injuries, is recovering at Derriford.

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Cornwall Air Ambulance lands at Looe beach after a young boy fell from the pier at Looe

Speaking to the BBC, the Harbour Master praised all the emergency services involved for acting so fast.

However, Tina Hicks warned visitors and locals to be "vigilant", urging them "not to feed the gulls".

"They're beautiful to look at and photograph if you're here on holiday but they are starting to push their luck a bit".

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It is understood the nine-year-old, who was airlifted to hospital, fell after chasing a seagull that stole his pasty

"The Looe Coastguard Rescue team were paged to assist in the recovery of a young boy who had fallen off the Looe Banjo pier walkway.

"The tide was out and falling on the river side resulted in a significant drop.

"The team worked alongside Cornwall Air ambulance, Police, South West Ambulance Service, the RNLI and first responders in what was a significant multi-agency rescue.

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The Harbour Master has urged locals and visitors to be "vigilant" and not to feed gulls, after a boy fell from the pier at Looe

"The end result was the casualty being safely transported to hospital via the helicopter.

"All involved wish the casualty a speedy recovery".

Looe Coastguard Rescue Team

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