Holidaymaker dies after incident at Church Cove

A man has died following an incident at Gunwalloe in Helston yesterday, Thursday 20 August.

Police were called at 2.20pm following reports that a man and a teenage boy were in difficulty in the sea at Church Cove.

Officers attended the scene along with HM Coastguard and helicopter, the RNLI, and fire and ambulance services.

Both males, who were from the same family, were recovered from the sea.

Despite best efforts by all, the man who was in his 50s, was confirmed deceased at the scene.

The teenage boy was airlifted to Treliske Hospital where he is believed to be in a stable condition and recovering with his next of kin present.

The family are thought to have been on holiday from the London area.

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