A family of six found themselves cut off by the tide as night descended yesterday.

It led to a late evening rescue for both Falmouth lifeboats and the Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team.

The alarm was first raised just before 10.45pm, with a report of six people cut off by the tide at Shag Rock, Mawnan Smith.

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As coastguard volunteers were arriving at the location, between Mawnan Church and Rosemullion Head in the entrance to the Helford, the inshore lifeboat also arrived and was able to safely take the family off the beach.

Team members then relocated to Durgan village, where the casualties were being taken ashore.

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A coastguard spokesperson said: "Other than the younger members of group being a little cold, there were no injuries and all were well."