Tourist Swept To Death By Killer Rip Tide At British Seaside Hotspot

A holidaymaker swept out to sea at a British holiday hotspot has died despite being rescued. The 27-year-old victim was one of three who got caught in a rip tide off the Cornish coast. He had been visiting Crantock Beach in Newquay, Cornwall, on Tuesday evening.

But it was two local surfers that rescued the group, who were on holiday in the area. The trio were then airlifted to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro by the coastguard helicopter. The rescue force included the coastguard, with a search and rescue helicopter, with two RNLI lifeboats and police and ambulance crews. The other two swimmers, aged 17 and 18, remain in hospital in Truro but are not believed to be in a serious condition.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said: “The 27-year-old man was pronounced deceased a short time later. His next of kin have been informed. The death is not being treated as suspicious and police will be carrying out inquiries on behalf of the coroner.”

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