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Man rescued after falling from cliff in Cornwall

The RNLI inshore lifeboat back at base at Newquay after the shout Credit: RNLI/Newquay

Newquay RNLI lifeboat volunteers were called-out at early on Sunday (18 September) to assist police, Newquay and Padstow coastguard teams, ambulance service and the Coastguard rescue helicopter, after a man fell from cliffs at Whipsiderry.

With high tide approaching, the RNLI crew on the charity's D class inshore lifeboat stood-by in case any of the other emergency teams were cut off by the rising spring tide whilst they worked to treat the man and evacuate him from the shore.

The man in his 20s was airlifted to the Royal Cornwall Hospital by the Coastguard rescue helicopter.

Woman rescued by RNLI for THIRD time

A woman has been given what's been called a 'comprehensive safety briefing' after she had to be rescued three times by the RNLI in just four days.

The incidents happened in Looe last week. She'd been cut off by the tide and after the third occasion, was taken to the lifeboat station for a talk.

The key message there was they had forgotten the tides. They had no real appreciation of the tides and the fact it was coming up in such a direct location.

I'm just trying to get people to look at the tide table and look at the weather check the weather forecast.

– Dr Jasper Graham-Jones, Community Safety Officer, RNLI
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