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Elderly man dies after 'medical episode' on St Ives seafront

Elderly man dies after 'medical episode' on St Ives seafront

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 3:33pm 29th January 2020. (Updated at 3:39pm 29th January 2020)

An elderly man has died after a suspected medical episode on St Ives seafront.

Police, paramedics, the coastguard and the air ambulance were all called to Fore Street.

Sadly an 85-year-old local man could not be saved and died at the scene.

The incident happened at around 10.30am on Wednesday morning near Smeaton's Pier.

His family has been told and officers say the death is not suspicious.

"Emergency services were called to Fore Street, St Ives, at around 10.30am with reports that a man had suffered a suspected medical episode. 

"Police and paramedics attended the scene and the air ambulance landed on the nearby beach.  

"Sadly, an 85-year-old local man was pronounced deceased. 

"His next-of-kin have been informed. 

"The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner."

Devon and Cornwall Police

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"At just after 10.30am today, HM Coastguard assisted in preparing a helicopter landing site for a medical emergency at Harbour Beach in St Ives [near Smeatons Pier].

"The casualty was transferred to the ambulance service helicopter."

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

"South Western Ambulance Service was called at 10.03am about an incident on Fore Street, St Ives. 

"We sent a land ambulance crew, an air ambulance crew and an additional paramedic."

South Western Ambulance Service

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