Crews ‘worked tirelessly together’ to try to save the man after he was pulled from the sea (Picture: Rex)
A man has died after paddleboarding in the sea at a beach in Cornwall.
Emergency services raced to Crantock Beach in Newquay after receiving reports that a man had been pulled from the water.
It is understood the man, in his 30s, had been pulled from the water by a local nurse who administered CPR, said Crantock Surf Lifesaving Club (CSLC).
Police, the coastguard, RNLI and air ambulance arrived at the busy beach at around 7.30pm on Thursday.
But nothing more could be done to save the man and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
His next of kin have been informed and his death is not being treated as suspicious.
CSLC described the incident as the ‘most tragic of outcomes’ and said emergency crews ‘worked tirelessly together to try to save the man’.
Emergency crews rushed to the beach at 7.30pm (Picture: Graham Stone/REX/Shutterstock)
It is understood the water was mainly flat but there was a strong current (Picture: Graham Stone/REX/Shutterstock)
His death is not being treated as suspicious (Picture: Graham Stone/REX/Shutterstock)
It is understood the man was paddleboarding at the time (Picture: Graham Stone/REX/Shutterstock)
It said that although conditions on the water were flat, there had been a strong current.
‘Despite everyone’s best efforts, the gentleman was very sadly pronounced dead at the scene,’ added the club.
‘Our deepest, heartfelt sympathy and thoughts are with the family, friends and all those affected.
‘Thank you to the district nurse, all our members, the lifeboat crew and the emergency services.
‘The most tragic of outcomes but you could not have done more.’
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