Tintagel rock angler dies after being swept out to sea
A fisherman has died after being swept out to sea in Cornwall.
The 62-year-old holidaymaker from Shropshire was fishing off rocks at Trebarwith Strand, near Tintagel, when the accident happened.
Falmouth Coastguard said the alarm was raised by a friend who had been with the man just before 14:00 BST.
The man was retrieved from the sea by an RNAS Culdrose helicopter and flown to the Royal Cornwall Hospital, where he was declared dead.'Every effort'
Cliff rescue teams from Boscastle and Port Isaac and the Port Isaac inshore lifeboat were also involved in the operation.
The friend ran to life-saving apparatus nearby and threw a buoy to the man in trouble, but he had been unable to reach it, coastguards said.
A spokesman said: "The man was washed off the rocks and his friend made every effort to save him."
Neil Oliver, watch manager at Falmouth Coastguard, said: "We advise that anglers who are fishing near the water's edge and from an unstable platform, such as rocks, should wear a life jacket or buoyancy aid.
"If you are undertaking activities at the coast, it is advisable to have a means of communication in case of emergency."