Coastguard rescue teams in Cornwall have urged people to stay safe in the latest spell of bad weather.

High tides have led to teams being kept busy over the last 24 hours - taking preventative measures to keep people safe.

The Portscatho, Falmouth, Mullion, Porthleven, Penzance, Lands End and Padstow teams have all been proactively taking action to prevent incidents.

Coastal operations area commander for Cornwall Martin Leslie said: "There are a number of things we advise people about when bad weather hits the UK. We always advise people to check the weather and tidal conditions before they set out anyway so they can prepare accordingly and even consider whether they should be going out at all.

"Storms and high tides can make the coast incredibly treacherous. Don’t be tempted to put yourself at risk – a few miles of diversion is better than disaster. If you’re on the coastline, however dramatic the storm looks, do not be tempted to take pictures by putting yourself at risk.

"A dramatic photograph or selfie is not worth risking your life for. Walkers should consider whether they could become cut off by the incoming tide and should not attempt to climb cliffs as shortcut back to the top. Don’t take risks, but if you do get into trouble or see someone else in difficulty call 999 and ask for the Coastguard."