Two People Cut Off By Tide Airlifted in Cornwall

Two people were airlifted to safety by the Coastguard rescue helicopter this evening after getting cut off by the tide below cliffs at Tregantle Beach in Cornwall.  


At 6.15pm HM Coastguard received a 999 call from the the two walkers who were trapped below cliffs after being cut off by an incoming tide.  HM Coastguard requested two RNLI lifeboats from Looe and sent Looe, Tamar and Plymouth Coastguard Rescue Teams.  Once on scene the rescue teams established that the location of the two people was impossible to reach with a boat due to the rough sea conditions and the Coastguard rescue helicopter from Newquay winched the two walkers to safety.  

The walkers climbed on rocks to escape the rising tide and they reported that they had been exploring the beach and caves when they realised the tide was coming in and had already cut off their exit from the beach.  

For coastal safety advice visit https://coastguardsafety.campaign.gov.uk/

Notes To Editors:

Always check the weather and tides before you set out so that you can plan your trip at the coast safely and follow the Government’s Covid-19 guidance. Find local coastal weather and local tide times at: www.bbc.co.uk/weather/coast_and_sea/tide_tables  and if you get into trouble call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.


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