A MAN who got into difficulties in the sea in West Cornwall has died.

As reported by the Packet, at lunchtime on Saturday HM Coastguard said that it was coordinating a multi-agency response following reports of a person in the water near Porthcurno.

Land's End and Penzance Coastguard Rescue Teams were there, along with both Sennen Cove RNLI lifeboats and Porthcurno Lifeguards.

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

Police have now said that a man aged in his 40s, who was pulled from the sea at what was later confirmed to be Pedn Vounder beach, has died.

A spokesperson for the police said: "Attempts to revive the male by members of public and medical staff were sadly unsuccessful and the male was pronounced deceased.

"The next of kin have been informed and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

"Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 594 of August 1."