Lifeguards rescue girl, 14, from sea at Newquay

A 14-year-old girl has been rescued from the sea after getting into difficulties at a beach in Cornwall, coastguards have said.

She was discovered unconscious in the water at Fistral beach at about 1150 BST and was brought back to the beach by RNLI lifeguards.

She was drifting in and out of consciousness while being given first aid on the beach.

She was then taken to hospital by air ambulance. Her condition is not known.

The lifeguards were alerted to the situation by the surf school the girl was having a lesson with on the beach.

Coastguards said she had probably got into difficulties because of an existing medical condition.

More on This Story

FROM OTHER NEWS SITES
North Devon Journal Girl, 14, 'blacks out' during surfing lesson - 28 hrs ago
Newquay Voice Search called off for missing swimmer - 40 hrs ago
This is Devon Teenage boy taken to hospital after tombstoning on Plymouth Hoe - 41 hrs ago
South Yorkshire Times Man's brush with death on stag party jaunt - 41 hrs ago
Weston Mercury 'Foolish' lads rescued from mud - 48 hrs ago

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Cornwall

Weather

Truro

Min. Night 6 °C

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.