Cornwall

Drifting surfers rescued from Cornwall cove

Poldhu Cove (pic: Neal Clark)
Image caption Coastguards said the man and woman had decided to go surfing as night fell

Two surfers have been rescued off the Cornish coast after drifting 200 yards (180m) out to sea, coastguards said.

The man, 20, and woman, 18, from Doncaster, were rescued from Poldhu Cove at 21:00 BST on Saturday.

A helicopter from RNAS Culdrose winched them from the water. The Lizard lifeboat assisted the rescue.

Coastguards said the surf was strong and had carried them out to sea. Both were taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital suffering from hypothermia.

The pair had decided to go surfing off the beach as night fell, coastguards added.

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