2 deaths on the Cornish coast today

Sad news from Devon & Cornwall Police:


Police were notified of several separate incidents along the Cornish coastline this afternoon, Monday 25 May, which have sadly resulted in two fatalities.

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



Police were notified by the Coastguard of another incident which happened at around 2.30 pm at Treyarnon Bay in 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 are to be sought.


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

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.


Chief Inspector Ian Thompson said: “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.”

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