Cornwall

Polzeath holidaymaker dies after being pulled from sea

Polzeath
Image caption The woman was recovered from the water by the Rock lifeboat crew

A holidaymaker has died after being rescued from the sea off the coast of Cornwall, police have said.

The 36-year-old, who had been visiting Polzeath with friends and family, was reported missing on Sunday morning.

An "extensive" air and sea search was launched at 10:00 GMT, and a lifeboat crew pulled her from the water later, police said.

She was airlifted to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, but confirmed dead on arrival.

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Devon and Cornwall Police said the woman was from Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Police described the death as a "tragic accident" and said enquiries were continuing into the circumstances.

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