Emergency services were alerted after a member of the public carried out a rescue at Towan on Monday morning.

Newquay Coastguard Search and Rescue stated “someone jumped in to save someone else” during the incident, which happened at 9.10am.

A Coastguard spokesperson said: “We were tasked to assist South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust with a casualty at Towan after a rescue had been carried out by a member of the public.

“Once on scene the team cared for the casualty before handing them over to the ambulance service upon arrival. 

“Our colleagues at Newquay RNLI Lifeboats were also paged for immediate readiness for this incident.

“Thank you to all involved for your assistance with this incident, this included several members of the public.”