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Video shows daring sea rescue in southwest England

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 00:53

Video shows a helicopter winchman battered by waves during a daring rescue on the English coast. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Footage has emerged showing a sea rescue in southwest England as the UK coastguard successfully winched a stranded person back to safety. The coastguard was alerted on Saturday (August 12) night about a person cut off by the tide clinging to the rocks in Bude, North Cornwall. The search and rescue helicopter, based 30 miles away in Newquay, was dispatched immediately to the scene where the cliff was inaccessible from the ground, according to the coastguard press release. Footage released by the coastguard shows the winchman being hit by several strong waves before successfully reaching the stranded person and bringing the casualty safely onboard the helicopter. Two more casualties - who were reportedly trying to offer assistance to the person stranded on the rock - were rescued in the same operation, and two of them were taken to the hospital suffering from mild hypothermia, said the coastguard.

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Video shows daring sea rescue in southwest England

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 00:53