Two surfers airlifted by rescue services in Cornwall
Two surfers were plucked to safety by a Royal Navy rescue helicopter after getting into difficulty off the North Cornwall coast yesterday afternoon. Falmouth Coastguards were alerted to the incident at Lusty Glaze, near Newquay, shortly before 5pm, and called out the Newquay cliff rescue team, lifeboat and the helicopter from RNAS Culdrose. One surfer, who was unhurt, had to be winched from a cliff face after struggling in the heavy swell. The other surfer, who had suffered a head injury, made it to the beach unaided. He was then airlifted to the Royal Cornwall Hospital at Truro. His condition last night was not known.