A man’s body has been found off the beach at Newquay after a 999 call triggered a search in the early hours of Saturday.
At 2.43am the Coastguard received a 999 call from a lady on a Newquay beach reporting that her boyfriend and a friend had gone swimming in the sea while under the influence of alcohol and only one of them had returned.
The Coastguard launched a search of the area for the missing swimmer involving Newquay and Padstow Coastguard Rescue Teams, Newquay RNLI All Weather and Inshore Lifeboats and the rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose.
The missing swimmer was located in the surf line by the Newquay Inshore Lifeboat, the Ambulance Crew attended to the casualty before being airlifted to
where he was later declared deceased. Treliske Hospital