Drama as child swept to sea on bodyboard
Two children were taken to hospital after an early morning swim went awry, prompting a full emergency response.
The alarm was raised at 8.20am on Saturday at Treyarnon Bay, near Padstow, when a child who was body boarding was swept out to sea by a receding tide.
His mother, who was in the water with two other children, swam out to help the stricken youngster and both ended up clinging to the body board.
A coastguard rescue team from Padstow were summoned to the area, as well as the town's RNLI lifeboat and a search and rescue helicopter.
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However, the latter two were stood down when the woman and child succeeded in scrambling ashore.
Paramedics called to the scene checked the group over and decided to take two children to the Royal Cornwall Hospital for treatment as a precautionary measure.