Search-and-rescue is launched In Cornwall after three went missing

Search-and-rescue is launched In Cornwall after three went missing

Search for missing man who was swept off rocks in Cornwall is called off after two others climbed to safety

  • Trio went missing at Tubby’s Head at St Agnes, Cornwall, on Thursday afternoon 
  • Two of them managed to get back to shore but the third person was still missing
  • Multi-agency search and rescue was called off and man’s next of kin informed 

The search for a missing man who was believed to have been washed off rocks has been called off.

A huge operation was launched at St Agnes, Cornwall on Thursday following reports that three people had got into difficulty after they were washed off the rocks at Tubby’s Head.

Two people were able to get to safety but the other person – understood to be a young local man – was reported missing. Searches resumed this morning and the man’s next of kin have been informed.

A spokesperson for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: ‘After extensive searches today, overnight and yesterday, HM Coastguard has now stood down the search for a missing person off Tubby’s Head, St Agnes.

‘Our thoughts are with the family.

‘We would like to thank all of the rescue teams who took part in this multi-agency search and rescue effort.’

Emergency services, including the coastguard, paramedics and police, were all called to the area at 12.43pm on Thursday following reports of three people being washed off rocks.

Falmouth Coastguard co-ordinated a multi-agency response to this incident, which included St Ives RNLI ALB, St Agnes RNLI lifeboat, Sennen Cove RNLI lifeboat and Padstow RNLI ALB; St Agnes, Portreath and Newquay Coastguard Rescue Teams; the HM Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopter from Newquay and Devon and Cornwall Police.

The two people who managed to get to safety were treated by South Western Ambulance Service.

Lifeboats from St Agnes, St Ives, Padstow and Newquay joined the search as well as coastguard teams and their helicopter and police.

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