Rescue in Cornwall after swimmer gets into difficulties


A swimmer who got into difficulties off Porthtowan in Cornwall has been pulled from the water.
It is thought he may have been caught in a rip current while swimming earlier this morning (14th August).
The UK Coastguard received a call from a member of the public on the beach at just before 9am, reporting the incident.
The Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at Newquay, St Agnes and Portreath Coastguard Rescue Teams and St Agnes inshore lifeboat were all sent.
Cornwall Air Ambulance and Devon and Cornwall Police also attended the incident.
The swimmer has been taken to Royal Cornwall Hospital. His condition is not known at this time.


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