Cornwall

Stranded surfers airlifted to safety

Trebarwith Strand Rescue Image copyright DAVE BURNS PHOTOGRAPHY
Image caption A coastguard helicopter winched the surfers from the rocks

Two surfers have been airlifted to safety after becoming stranded on rocks off the Cornish coast.

The alarm was raised by another surfer about 12:30 GMT when the pair were swept onto rocks by a large swell at Trebarwith Strand, near Tintagel.

Lifeboats from Port Isaac and Padstow cliff rescue teams and a coastguard helicopter were involved in the rescue.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said the surfers were winched aboard the helicopter and flown to safety.

A spokesman said the surfers were unhurt.

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