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Man drowns in Portmellon trying to save dog from sea

A holidaymaker has drowned after trying to rescue one of his dogs from the sea in Cornwall.

The man got into difficulties at Portmellon near Mevagissey while walking with his pets at around 11:00 GMT, said Devon and Cornwall Police.

Officers called the death a "tragic accident".

Another member of his family tried in vain to help and the man was airlifted from the sea by a coastguard helicopter crew.

  • 01 Jan 2016