Two surfers rescued at Booby’s Bay near Padstow
Two surfers had to be rescued after getting caught in a strong rip current on Booby’s Bay on Monday.
The pair found themselves exhausted after trying to paddle against the rips.
RNLI lifeguards Vinnie Prescott and Joe Jones (helm) responded in the Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) from neighbouring Constantine beach.
Leon Bennett, RNLI lifeguard supervisor said: "The whole of the north coast has been enjoying some great surf conditions over the last couple of days.
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"Yesterday it was about 4 to 5 foot at Booby’s, but the rip currents were horrendous and coupled with really strong offshore winds it was hard going.
"Thankfully [the surfers] kept hold of their surf boards and Vinnie and Joe were able to pick them up, one after the other, with their boards and take them back into shore."
Neither of the surfers, who were local, was injured and both were very thankful for the quick reaction of the RNLI lifeguards.