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A woman has thanked two brothers after they saved her from drowning off Little Fistral Beach in Newquay.

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Woman saved by brothers: 'I thought I was going to die'

The woman who was pulled from the sea off Newquay earlier this week has met the two brothers who rescued her for the first time.

Amanda Docherty was swept out to sea when she tried to save her friend's dog.

David Marney and his brother Martin heard her cries for help and kept her afloat for 25 minutes until a lifeboat and helicopter arrived.

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Brothers save woman from sea

Two brothers who rescued a woman from the sea off Newquay have told the West Country Tonight they didn't think twice about it. David and Martin Marney have been praised for their bravery.

The RNLI said they saved the woman's life. They spent twenty minutes in the sea keeping the woman afloat until the rescue services arrived. Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports.

Brothers "didn't think twice" about daring rescue

David and Martin Marney say they were in the water for 25 minutes Credit: ITV Westcountry

The two brothers who rescued a woman from the sea at Newquay have told ITV's The West Country Tonight that it meant they were in the water for more than 25 minutes.

David and Martin Marney said they didn't think twice about going into the sea, in choppy waters, to save her.

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Brothers rescue woman swept out to sea

Two brothers, David and Martin Marney from Newquay, put their first aid training to use when they came to the rescue of a woman swept out to sea off Little Fistral Beach.

It's believed the woman, who is in her 30s, went after her dog last night when she was caught by a wave and taken 60m out to sea.

The men saw her and used a life ring to save her. They supported her until she was winched to safety by the helicopter from RNAS Culdrose. She was taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro suffering from hypothermia. She has now been discharged.

Falmouth Coastguard say she was 'lucky to be alive"

Woman 'lucky to be alive' after being swept out to sea

A woman is recovering in hospital tonight after being swept out to sea in Newquay.

It's believed the woman, who is in her early 30's, was pursuing her dog at Little Fistral beach in the town, when she was caught by a wave and taken 60 metres out to sea.

Two brothers, trained in rescue and first aid, saw her and used a life-ring to save her. Falmouth Coastguard said this evening she is 'very lucky to be alive'.

In a dramatic resue, the Inshore lifeboat and helicopter from RNAS Culdrose winched the woman and took her to Treliske hospital, where she is recovering from hyperthermia.

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