Introduction to #CoastSafe

In 2016 there were 21 coast-related deaths in Cornwall. #CoastSafe aims to ensure that you, a family member or friend don’t become one of this year’s statistics.

Recent deaths have included:

  • A father and his two-year-old daughter died after being swept into the sea in rapidly changing weather conditions. They had been fishing on rocks at Fistral Beach, Newquay when a large wave knocked them into the water.
  • A holidaymaker drowned whilst trying to rescue his dog at Porthmellon near Mevagissey.
  • Another man drowned whilst looking for his dog at Dunderhole Point, Tintagel. It is thought he may have lost his footing and fallen into the sea.
  • A swimmer drowned whilst in the sea at Perranporth Beach.
  • A man died after getting into difficulties while swimming off Porthcressa beach on St Mary’s in the Isles of Scilly.
  • Three surfers died after getting trapped in a rip current at Mawgan Porth, near Newquay.
  • A man lost his life when a scuba diving trip went wrong at Portholland.

This group of swimmers were rescued from rough seas at Holywell Bay after being caught in a rip current.

Video courtesy of Maritime and Coastguard agency.

The #CoastSafe partnership aims to educate both locals and visitors with the aim of avoiding needless deaths this summer.

The #CoastSafe partnership is made up of:

  • Cornwall Air Ambulance
  • RNLI
  • HM Coastguard
  • Cornwall Fire & Rescue
  • and ourselves.

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