Emergency services were called to a north Cornwall beach yesterday when a man and child started getting dragged out to sea by the tide.

St Agnes Coastguard Rescue Team and the coastguard rescue helicopter were scrambled at 1.55pm to help the pair struggling in a rip current.

However, as the first coastguard members arrived at the beach the adult and child had managed to get themselves ashore.

At this point the rescue helicopter 924 also landed on the sand, allowing the onboard medic to check over the pair before they were transferred to a waiting ambulance for further medical checks.

It was the second callout in just over two hours for the team, after they were also sent to Chapel Porth near St Agnes when a person was seen wading waist deep in water trying to rescue a dog from rocks.

However, the coastguards were stood down before leaving the station following the 11.45am alert.