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Two people have died after string of incidents on Cornish coast

Two people have died after string of incidents on Cornish coast

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 5:54pm 25th May 2020. (Updated at 1:20pm 26th May 2020)

Two people have died after a string of bank holiday incidents along the north Cornwall coast.

Police were notified of several separate incidents along the Cornish coastline on bank holiday Monday, which have resulted in two fatalities.

Police were first made aware of an incident at around 2.25pm following reports of an upturned RHIB [rigid-hulled inflatable boat] in the water near Porthilly Rock, near Wadebridge.

The air ambulance and coastguard were in attendance at the scene assisting with three casualties. All three people were taken to the lifeboat house before heading to Treliske Hospital.

Sadly, a teenage girl was later pronounced deceased. Her next of kin have been informed.

Log 525 25/05/20 refers.

Elsewhere, police were notified by the coastguard of another incident which happened at around 2.30pm at Treyarnon Bay, near Padstow.

Emergency services attended the scene following reports that a man had been pulled from the water by a member of the public. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The man has yet to be identified and next of kin to be sought.

Log 535 25/05/20 refers.


Officers were also called to a third incident at around 2.30pm following reports that a man had been pulled from the water unconscious by surfers in Porthtowan.

He was transported to Treliske Hospital by the air ambulance in a serious condition and is currently receiving treatment. His next of kin is present.

Log number 531 25/05/20 refers.

“These are extremely upsetting circumstances and our thoughts go out to all involved.

“It has been a very tough day for local emergency services and we are asking for anyone with information on the above incidents to contact police quoting the applicable log number.”

Chief Inspector, Ian Thompson

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