A man and a woman have died after drowning at sea from a port wall.
The two were taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro after drowning at sea in Mullion Cove.
Pictures from the rescue scene in Mullion Cove show the Coastguard helicopter searching for water and below, seen as RNLI’s lifeboat, with cool weather.
The Coastguard confirmed that Penley and Lizard Lifeboats assisted in the operation and that the Mullion and Porthaven Coastguard joined the rescue team. An HM Coastguard helicopter from Newark was also present.
Devon and Cornwall police have now confirmed the tragic deaths of both, Cornwall Live reported.
A spokesman said: “Police were called by the Coast Guard at Mullion Cove in Halston at 7pm last night after reports emerged that two people had been drowned at sea from a port wall.
“Ambulances, police, HM Coastguard and their helicopter were present at the scene.
“A 20-year-old woman and one in her forties were rescued from the water by Coast Guard helicopter crews and taken to Trelisk Hospital.
“Sadly, they were both killed later. Their next of kin has been informed. The matter of death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be properly prepared for the coroner. ”
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