Cornwall

Swimmer dies after rescue off Cornish beach

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Image caption The man was airlifted to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro

A swimmer who is thought to have been caught in a rip current has died.

The man was pulled out of the water by a surfer at Porthtowan beach, Cornwall, just before 09:00 BST yesterday.

He was airlifted to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro but the Coastguard has since confirmed he has died.

Coastguards from nearby St Agnes praised the "quick actions" of the surfers and members of the public who administered first aid at the scene.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said it was understood the man may have been caught in a rip current.

The age of the man is not yet known.

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