A teenage girl was rescued by lifeguards after falling 15ft into a narrow gully at Trebarwith Strand on the north Cornish coast. The 15 year-old suffered a suspected broken ankle and was complaining of back pain.
The rescue was among several incidents that the RNLI were called out to yesterday.
"It was quite a tricky extraction from such a confined space. All of the lifeguards worked really well together to assess the casualty and safely move her to a more stable spot where the Coastguard team were able to airlift her to Derriford Hospital for treatment."
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The May Bank Holiday weekend sees the return of lifeguard patrols to many of the region's beaches.
The RNLI is urging people heading to the coast to take heed of safety advice and swim in supervised areas between the red and yellow flags.
Here's lifeguard Ollie Shaldon explaining what to do if you get into difficulty:
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An RNLI crew were met with some unusual tag alongs as they rushed to attend a boat fire.
A group of dolphins leapt to see what all the fuss was about as the Lizard lifeboat launched to the MFV Francine after it suffered a fire 32 miles south of Lizard Point.
The Coastguard helicopter also responded and lifted three crew, suffering smoke inhalation, from the beam trawler.
They were flown to Royal Cornwall Hospital, while the MFV Francinne made its way to Newlyn.