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RNLI rescues woman and dog trapped by tide

Cooper the boxer and his owner are rescued from Bedruthan Steps. Credit: RNLI/Newquay

Newquay RNLI lifeboat volunteers have rescued a woman and dog after they were trapped by the incoming tide at Bedruthan Steps.

The RNLI volunteers were alerted at 4.17pm on Saturday 13 May, three hours before high tide. They rescued the pair from the shore and transferred them to the larger Atlantic 85 lifeboat. Owner and dog were back on dry land on Newquay Harbour by 5.10pm.

Cooper the Boxer was no trouble at all and seemed fairly unfazed by his impromptu ride in the lifeboats!

– Gareth Horner, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Newquay

The RNLI is reminding people to check tide times before visiting the coast and warns that it is possible to be trapped a few hours before high tide.

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Body found at Watergate Bay identified

The 46-year-old was last seen on 7 March. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police have identified a body that was found washed up at Watergate Bay near Newquay as missing man, John Hurst, from Cornwall.

The 46-year-old was last seen on 7 March in Cubert. The body was found washed up at Watergate Bay on Wednesday 15 March.

Devon and Cornwall Police have now confirmed the identity of the body as John Hurst. His family have been informed.

Concern for missing man from Cornwall

Police are appealing to trace a 46-year-old man who has gone missing from Cornwall.

John Hurst was last seen around 1pm on 7 March in Cubert, and is believed to be in the Newquay area.

He is 6ft, of a medium to large build, has short dark hair,a beard/stubble and has a scratch above his left eye. He is possibly wearing a black coat, blue jumper and jeans.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of John please contact the police on 101 quoting log number 645 07/03/2017

John Hurst was last seen on 7 March. Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

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Seven rescued after suspected arson in Newquay

7 people were rescued from a fire at a home in Newquay this morning (Wednesday 18) after a suspected arson attack.

Firefighters were called to the 3 storey property on St Thomas Road at around quarter to 6. They found a fire in the porch and rescued 5 adults and 2 youths from the property - thankfully the blaze was quickly extinguished.

It's believed the fire was started deliberately, police have been informed.

New flight route from Newquay to Cork announced

New flight route from Newquay to Cork announced Credit: ITV News

Aer Lingus has announced it'll operate twice weekly flights from Cornwall Airport Newquay to Cork over the summer.

The service will run on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with tickets costing around 35 euros one way, including taxes and charges.

Aer Lingus Regional is operated by Stobart Air and currently operates flights from Cornwall Airport Newquay to Dublin.

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