Cornwall tide trap holidaymakers rescued

Two holidaymakers were taken to hospital with hypothermia after being cut off by the tide on a Cornish beach.

They were part of a group of three women and one man from London, Faringdon and Brighton who were trapped at Porthcurno on Saturday.

Three were airlifted off a cliff by a helicopter from RNAS Culdrose and another was rescued by an RNLI lifeboat after coastguards were alerted.

It followed another airlift of two people from Porthcurno on Friday.

Dave Jackson, coastguards officer for Land's End, said both groups had a "lucky escape" and warned beachgoers to be aware of tide times.

He said: "One of the group on Saturday had been swept off the rocks by the waves and the others were clinging on to the rocks.

"How they did not fall off as well, I don't know."

The two women suffering hypothermia were taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital at Treliske.

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