35 'significant' cliff falls in Cornwall since November 2012
The falls follow an unprecedented period of wet weather in Cornwall, and the county council is urging walkers to take extra care. There are currently 18 footpath closures on the South West Coast Path alone, and many may still be closed during the holiday season.
The area from Lizard to the Tamar is the most badly affected.
Council staff can't recall a more challenging time for the management of beaches or the footpath network across Cornwall.
– David Attwell, Principal Countryside Officer, Cornwall Council
An inquest will be held today into the death of a holidaymaker who fell near the Lizard last May. Harry McCabe was taking pictures at Mullion when he slipped. His wife and children watched him fall. His body was recovered by a cliff rescue team.
One person is missing after a vessel sunk 45 miles south of The Lizard. Two crew members were rescued by French coastguards early this morning. They are now being treated in a French hospital after being flown there by helicopter.
The vessel, Aquarius, had been on its way to Plymouth from Gibraltar. Relatives of the crew members have been informed.