A man has died after being pulled from the water near Penzance.

Police confirmed a man in his 60s sadly died after being found in the water near the Promenade on Tuesday (July 2) evening.

A coastguard helicopter and RNLI lifeboat were both involved in the rescue, which unfolded around 5.20pm.

The male was winched from the lifeboat and airlifted to Treliske Hospital, where it was confirmed he had died.

The male was found in water near Penzance Promenade. Credit: Penlee Lifeboat

Devon and Cornwall Police are yet to identity the man so that his next of kin can be informed.

The police spokesperson said enquiries will now continue into the circumstances surrounding the man's death.

A call came in at about 5.20pm to reports of a body in the water near to the promenade in Penzance. Coastguard, ambulance, and police were sent to the scene, as was the lifeboat. The male is deceased. We need to now confirm the identity of the male. We'll continue making enquiries into the incident and anybody who was a witness to what happened can contact us using Log 688 of July 2. >

Devon and Cornwall Police