Cornwall

Stranded couple and dogs airlifted from Cornwall beach

A couple and their four dogs have been airlifted to safety after getting stranded on a Cornwall beach.

Rescue teams were called to Whitsand Bay after the couple used their mobile phone to tell coastguards they were cut off by the rising tide at 1620 BST.

A lifeboat was unable to reach them because of breaking surf, so a rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose was sent.

The helicopter landed on the beach and rescued the stranded people and animals safe and well.

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