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WATCH: Sewage leak at popular Newquay beach

WATCH: Sewage leak at popular Newquay beach

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 12:32pm 16th October 2018. (Updated at 5:33pm 16th October 2018)

A burst pipe has caused sewage to spill at Newquay's most famous beach.

Surfers Against Sewage is advising people don't get in the sea at south Fistral.

The St Agnes based charity is advising surfers avoid the area for at least 48 hours.

South West Water is working to fix the problem after the burst happened near Esplanade Road

"Tankers have been deployed to Newquay following a burst on the sewer from Yellow Sands Pumping Station, near Esplanade Road.

"The burst has resulted in the emergency overflow at the pumping station to operate.

Credit: Nova Vida

"We have advised Cornwall Council and the Environment Agency. Cornwall Council has issued a precautionary notice against swimming.

"We are working to make this essential repair as quickly as possible."

South West Water

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