St Austell Coastguard was called to help a person injured while tombstoning in Charlestown harbour on Saturday. Crew from Cornwall Air Ambulance and South Western Ambulance Service were also in attendance.

A coastguard spokesperson said: “The team worked alongside the ambulance staff to extract a person injured whilst tombstoning in the harbour. Once on a stretcher he was transported to hospital by the ambulance service

“Please ensure you check the depth of any water before you enter it. This incident happened due to the tide being out and depth of water was not deep enough to jump in.

“Always call #999Coastguard for any accident or emergency at the coast.”