Angler rescued after being washed off rock
A fisherman was rescued from the sea and taken to hospital after he was washed off rocks in Cornwall.
The 37-year-old was angling off the rocks at Newquay, on Wednesday, when he was hit by a wave and washed into the water.
RNLI lifeguards on Fistral were alerted to a man in the water off the East Pentire Headland by Falmouth Coastguard at around 5pm.
Lifeguard Lewis Timson launched the lifeboat from Fistral beach with colleague Arron Evans on the rescue sled to search the area.
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"We could see other anglers on the rocks who were all waving and pointing to a spot in the water so we headed straight for it. We located the man and picked him up on the rescue sled with Arron securing him in position," Mr Timson said.
The angler had been in the water for around 15 minutes, by this stage, and the swell had stripped him of his T-shirt and shoes.
Mr Timson added: "He was conscious and breathing but he was very cold and had swallowed a lot of water. We took him straight to the RNLI lifeguard unit on Fistral beach, tried to bring his temperature up and administered oxygen until paramedics arrived and took over casualty care."
The man was taken to hospital by road ambulance before lifeboat crews returned the station.