Swimmer dies at Newquay beach

Ruth Doherty
Swimmer dies at Great Western Beach in Cornwall
Swimmer dies at Great Western Beach in Cornwall



A man found on Newquay beach in the early hours of Saturday morning has died.

The man, in his early 20s, was airlifted to the Royal Cornwall Hospital by helicopter after a lifeboat crew found him at Great Western Beach, reports the Cornish Guardian.

Lifeboat crews were called out by Falmouth coastguard at 2.30am on Saturday morning after reports of concern for a swimmer.

Initially they searched the Towan Beach area, but could not find the man.

The man was then found at Great Western Beach, where CPR was administered.

However, the man was pronounced dead after being airlifted to the hospital.

According to the North Devon Journal, next of kin have been informed and the death is not being treated as suspicious.

Back in 2013, an inquest heard there was mystery over the death of a homeless man who drowned while sleeping rough on a Newquay beach.

William Horgan, 62, a former builder, was discovered on 4 November last year in an alcove on Great Western Beach in Cornwall, a spot where he often used to sleep.

According to the Newquay Voice, two people walking their dog stumbled across his body and called the police.

A post mortem revealed he had drowned and his blood alcohol was three times the drink-drive limit.



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