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Newquay RNLI Lifeboat called out to man cut off by incoming tide

Lifeboats News Release

Newquay RNLI volunteers were paged today, Saturday 27 May to reports of someone cut off by the incoming tide at Whipsiderry.

At 11.31am volunteers pagers sounded and instructions to launch the charity's D class inshore lifeboat were received.

A man had found himself cut off by the tide at Whipsiderry Beach.The casualty had managed to clamber up part of the cliff but was unable to reach the top.

On arrival, the volunteer crew assisted the man, who had sustained some scrapes and scratches, into the lifeboat.

The casualty was then taken to the safety of Watergate Beach and the lifeboat returned to Newquay Lifeboat Station around 12.50pm.

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