Man drowns trying to rescue dog from sea

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Friday, January 1, 2016 - 18:05

A man has died after trying to rescue his dog from the sea on New Year's Day.

The emergency sevices were alerted to people in difficulty in the water off Portmellon near Mevagissey at around 11am.

Two people were subsequently recovered from the sea.

One was recovered by a member of the public and brought to shore, the second person was recovered from the sea by the Coastguard helicopter and was taken to hospital.

The RNLI Lifeboat from Fowey and Mevagissey Coastguard Rescue Team were also in attendance.

A spokesman for Devon & Cornwall Police said: “Sadly the man has now been confirmed as deceased, initial reports are that the deceased entered the sea in an effort to rescue his dog which had gone into the water."

No further details have been released.

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