Emergency services were called to a beach on the Lizard Peninsula last night where a person was recovered from the water.

Police, coastguards and the RNLI were all called to Poldhu Cove just after 9pm on Sunday evening following a concern for a person's welfare.

The coastguard rescue helicopter was also scrambled and the air ambulance could be seen overhead.

Mullion Coastguard Rescue Team, supported by a coastguard team from Porthleven, worked with the Lizard all-weather lifeboat at the incident.

A spokesperson for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency confirmed that a person was recovered from the sea and placed into the care of the NHS.

She said: "Lizard all weather lifeboat, Mullion and Porthleven Coastguard Rescue Teams and a Coastguard helicopter worked with other emergency services to recover a person from the water at Poldhu Cove this evening (Sunday, May 30). The person was transferred into NHS care."

She added that the coastguard agency would not be releasing any further information and referred the Packet to Devon and Cornwall Police.

Police have since confirmed that a man has died as a result of the incident after falling from a cliff.