RESCUE teams were in action over Bank Holiday weekend as people venturing out to enjoy the dry weather fell over and injured themselves or were caught out by how cold the sea still was.

This morning the Coastguard Portreath Rescue Team were asked by South West Ambulance Service to help with a dog walker who had fallen while out exercising her pet on the dunes.

The team arrived at 8am and helped paramedics to put the casualty on a stretcher and carry them out across the dunes to a waiting ambulance.

Yesterday at around lunchtime, St Agnes Coastguard Search and Rescue team were called the Zig Zag Steps at Perranporth to help with a swimmer who had been pulled from the water.

Once on scene it was established that Perranporth Beach Lifeguards and Ambulance were with the casualty, who was suffering from the effects of the cold having been in the sea.

The team stood by to help but the casualty was able to make their own way to the ambulance and they were stood down.

A spokesperson for the team said: "Whilst the sun is out and everything feels like it’s warming up, the sea is still very cold and you could become a casualty to cold water shock."

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for wind this afternoon with gusts of up to 60mph accompanied by heavy rain.

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