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Man pulled from sea suffers life-changing injuries

Man pulled from sea suffers life-changing injuries

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 1:10pm 26th May 2020. (Updated at 1:19pm 26th May 2020)

A man who was pulled from the sea at Porthtowan in a bank holiday rescue operation has suffered life-changing injuries.

Coastguard and lifeboat crews were called to the scene on Monday lunchtime after surfers helped him from the water.

Now police have confirmed that the man remains in hospital with serious injuries.

The incident was one of three that quickly unfolded along the north Cornwall coast on bank holiday Monday.

Tragically, the other two were fatal.

coastguard helicopter

It has been revealed that a teenage girl died after becoming trapped under an overturned inflatable boat on the Camel Esturary.

It happened on the Doom Bar sandbank, near Padstow, on Monday afternoon.

Coastguard crews and lifeboats were called but tragically she could not be saved.

Three other people who were on the boat were airlifted to hospital.

Elsewhere a man died after being pulled from the water by a member of the public at Treyarnon Bay.

Coastguard and police teams attended and off-duty lifeguards were also on the scene.

The man was treated by paramedics but tragically he could not be saved.

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