Cornwall

Swimmer dies after going missing off Newquay

Great Western beach in Newquay
Image caption The man was found near Great Western beach

A man has died after being found in the sea off Newquay.

The alarm was raised after the 23-year-old, from Cornwall, went missing for about 15 minutes while swimming at about 02:30 BST, the RNLI said.

He was discovered in a serious condition near Great Western beach and airlifted to a hospital in Truro by search helicopter where he later died, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

The death was not being treated as suspicious, police said.

The man's next of kin have been informed.

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