Man who died at Cornwall beach was on holiday

A man who died after getting into difficulties in the sea near Porthcurno over the weekend was from Luton, it has been confirmed.

Police were called at 1.30pm on Saturday August 1 to Pedn Vounder beach following reports of concern for the welfare of a man.

Emergency services attended the scene where the man, in his 40s from Luton, was sadly confirmed deceased. His next of kin has been informed.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

A number of emergency services, including HM Coastguard, RNLI, Devon and Cornwall Police and South Western Ambulance Service, were involved in the rescue operation near the Minack Theatre.

The multi-agency response saw Lands End and Penzance Coastguard Rescue Teams with both Sennen Cove RNLI lifeboats and Porthcurno Lifeguards, HM Coastguard helicopter from Newquay as well as specialist paramedics take part.

Pedn Vounder beach
(Image: Greg Martin)

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said previously the force was contacted by HM Coastguard who said that a man in his 40s had been pulled from the sea.

They added: “Attempts to revive the male by members of public and medical staff were sadly unsuccessful and the male was pronounced deceased.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or email 101@dc.police.uk quoting log number 594 of 1/8/2020

Cornwall Live