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Angler Dies After Being Swept Off Rocks

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9:27am 15th August 2012
(Updated 9:27am 15th August 2012)

A man has died after being swept off rocks while fishing near Tintagel.

Coastguards got the call to Trebarwith Strand on Tuesday afternoon.

The Culdrose rescue helicopter, cliff rescue teams and lifeboat were scrambled after the 999 call from the man's friend, who said he was in trouble in the water. He had tried to throw an emergency aid to him, but he had not been able to reach it.

Falmouth Coastguard called out the Boscastle and Port Isaac Coastguard rescue teams, and requested the launch of the Port Isaac RNLI inshore lifeboat and requested a rescue helicopter. The Trebarwith beach lifeguards also paddled their boards to the location.

The man was winched from the water by the rescue helicopter and taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Neil Oliver, Watch Manager, said: "The Coastguard advises that anglers who are fishing near the water’s edge and from an unstable platform (such as rocks) should wear a lifejacket or buoyancy aid.

"If you are undertaking activities at the coast, it is advisable to have a means of communication in case of emergency."

9:27am 15th August 2012

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