A man and woman had to be taken to hospital after they and their dog were washed off the breakwater at Mullion harbour.
Several people called 999 on Saturday afternoon after they saw the woman and the dog being hit by a large wave and then saw her partner go in after them.
The pair managed to get out with the help of two strangers by the time Mullion Coastguard rescue team and ambulance crews arrived.
One of the casualties had severely hurt their shoulder and the other had injured their leg. Both were treated in hospital.
The Coastguard has warned the pair were very lucky not to be more seriously hurt.