A person has been pulled from the water this afternoon in a rescue involving six different emergency services.

The serious incident has been unfolded at Porthcurno and was first reported at 12.40pm.

HM Coastguard said that it was coordinating a multi-agency response following reports of a person in the water near Porthcurno.

Lands End and Penzance Coastguard Rescue Teams are there, along with both Sennen Cove RNLI lifeboats and Porthcurno Lifeguards.

The coastguard helicopter from Newquay has also been scrambled and joined South Western Ambulance Service - including a Helimed helicopter medic - and Devon and Cornwall Police at the scene.

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A coastguard spokesperson said: "The person has been recovered from the water and transported to Porthcurno Beach for onward medical care."

She added that there was no further information about the incident at this time.

It comes as HM Coastguard revealed that it dealt with more than 300 incidents during yesterday alone – the most in one day for more than four years.

The total number of incidents for the whole of the UK were 329, with 232 callouts for coastguard rescue teams.

Lifeboats – both RNLI and independent - were called out 129 times, aircraft were sent out 22 times and hovercraft three times.

There was a high number of incidents involving people cut off by the tide and reports of missing children, as well as swimmers and paddleboarders getting into difficulty.