Swimmers rescued in Newquay Harbour, Cornwall

Two people have been pulled out of the water after one of them got into difficulties while swimming in Newquay Harbour.
 
The UK Coastguard was called about the incident at around 6.30 this morning (31st July).
 
It’s believed the pair had decided to go for a swim but one of them got into trouble and had to be helped by the other before both were rescued.
 
Both Newquay RNLI lifeboats were sent but the two were rescued by a nearby fishing boat which had a lifeboat crew member on board who was alerted to the situation by his pager going off.

Matthew Rogers  from the UK Coastguard said: ‘We know it’s all too tempting to go for a swim when the weather is good. But our advice remains the same, be careful, swim at lifeguarded beaches and don’t go into the water if you’ve been drinking. Even if you're a strong swimmer normally, there may be currents or tides you don't know about and hazards you can't see.'


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