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Cornwall surfer deaths: Conditions 'not extreme'

Lifeguard cover at a beach in Cornwall is to be reviewed after the deaths of three people who are thought to have been surfing in an unprotected area.

Two men and a woman died after being airlifted to hospital from Mawgan Porth beach, near Newquay, on Sunday.

Commander Tristam Newey, from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, told BBC Breakfast that conditions were "not extreme" but there was "a fairly big swell" when the incident happened.

  • 27 Oct 2014
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