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WATCH: Major rescue to person on cliff edge

Newquay coastguard winch

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:39am 27th August 2018. (Updated at 8:04am 27th August 2018)

One person has had to be winched to safety in an early-hours rescue at Perranporth. 

The Newquay and St Agnes Coastguard rescue teams were called to the cliffs at around 1.15am on Monday.

Crews say once the person agreed to be helped, winching them to safety was the only safe way to make the rescue. 

The team was paged at 0115 Sunday night/Monday morning.

We were called to assist St Agnes Coastguard Search & Rescue Team at Perranporth, to a person on the cliff edge.

The person was spoken to and agreed to get help.

The only safe way to rescue them was by helicopter. Coastguard helicopter Rescue 924 was tasked and winched the person from the rocks and to the team below where they taken for treatment".

Newquay Coastguard

Watch the moment the rescue took place...

The person was taken for treatment and crews stood down by 3am.

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