Rescue season! Obviously, rescues go on all year round but the sheer volume of people on the beaches in the good weather means that there will be incidents.
This comes from Padstow Lifeboat’s FB:
A group of people were cut off by the tide and trapped on rocks yesterday afternoon, on the north side of Porthcothan Bay.
Padstow lifeboat volunteer crew launched at 2.36pm and arrived on scene shortly afterwards.
Most of the people had managed to make it back to safety but one person had an injured ankle and was being assisted by a Porthcothan Bay RNLI lifeguard.
Constantine Bay RNLI lifeguards were also on scene in their inshore rescue boat. Rescue helicopter 924 took the casualty and the lifeguard to the cliff top and after assessing the casualty the helicopter took them to Treliske Hospital.
Padstow Coastguard were also on scene, coordinating and setting up a suitable helicopter landing site on the cliff top.
Due to the sea conditions, the volunteer crew followed the Constantine lifeguards back to the beach and returned to the station by 3.30pm
A great joint effort by all involved.
If you see anyone in difficulties on the coast please call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.