An inquest is taking place into the death of a woman who tried to rescue her two children from the sea off the Cornish coast.
Alison Tooby from Wellington died last September at Northcott Mouth. Lifeguard cover on the beach near Bude had been lifted just a day before the tragedy.
The RNLI said it would be reviewing its operational hours. Her sons, aged 11 and 13, both survived.
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After a weekend of heavy rain and high winds, the West Country has been told to brace for another bout of bad weather.
The Environment Agency has issued its highest flood warning for Portreath - saying that lives are at risk in the area.
A weekend of bad weather is due to hit the South West from today (6 February). The Met Office and Environment Agency have issued warnings.