Angler fights for life after being swept off rocks in west Cornwall
An angler is fighting for his life after he was swept off a rock by rough seas.
The fisherman was angling at Trewarvas Point, near Praa Sands in West Cornwall, when the accident happened, just after 4pm on Saturday.
The alarm was raised by another angler who was fishing on a rock nearby.
Rescuers managed to pluck the fisherman from the water after an RNLI inshore lifeboat from Penlee arrived, joined by Portleven Cliff Rescue team and a helicopter from RNAS Culdrose in Helston, which spotted the man floating in the water. The angler was airlifted to Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske in Truro, where he was said to be in a critical condition.
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Patch Harvey, Penlee coxswain, said: "The conditions were quite nasty with a big swell and a strong east wind. The coastguard at Falmouth did a great job getting all the emergency services away in a short time which, hopefully, has saved a life ."