Family swept into sea by waves while fishing from rocks

Newquay is popular with tourists. File Photo.
Newquay is popular with tourists. File Photo.

A Dad has died and his two-year-old daughter is being treated in hospital after family of five were all swept into the sea while on holidays in Newquay, Cornwall yesterday evening.

The family of five were swept into the sea after being struck by a 10 foot wave while standing on rocks.

Two of the children managed to scramble back on to the rocks and suffered minor injuries.

Newquay Coastguard Rescue Team, two RNLI lifeboats, a Coastguard helicopter police and paramedics attended the rescue.

An RNLI spokeswoman said: "They were on rocks when there were big waves."

The mother was rescued by jetski while the father and daughter were taken onboard a lifeboat.

A spokesperson from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: "The child and man were taken to hospital by the Coastguard helicopter and the helimed helicopter. The man, sadly, has since died in hospital".






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