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Police name dead snorkeller

The holidaymaker who died during a snorkelling trip in West Cornwall has been identified as Peter Ivimey. The 52 year old Londoner got into trouble on Thursday as he snorkelled off Prussia Cove.

He was airlifted by the coastguard and taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro but pronounced dead on arrival. Police said Mr Ivimey had travelled down from his London home for a camping trip. His next of kin have been informed.

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Man in critical condition after beach rescue

A swimmer has been airlifted to hospital after getting into difficulties near Penzance.

Prussia Cove this evening Credit: ITV News West Country

The man was rescued from the sea near Prussia Cove by beach-goers this afternoon. They tried to resuscitate him. He's been taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro in a critical condition.