The crew from Portreath Coastguard has supported other Cornish emergency services, during a very busy period of late - including three callouts in just over 12 hours. 

With more and more people heading to Cornwall's beaches during the recent sunny weather, coastgaurds across the Duchy has seen an increase in callouts. 

The team at Portreath Coastguard have faced several callouts in recent weeks, including three in just over 12 hours.

On Tuesday this week (June 13), the first call came at 12.15am where the crew helped Devon and Cornwall Police and South Western Ambulance Service Trust. No further details have been given about this callout.


The next call came in at around 9am to support the ambulance service with a casualty that had fallen within the dunes at Upton Towans and suffered a hip injury.

The team arrived quickly and located the casualty. After initial checks and working through its casualty care procedure, the crew made sure the casualty was comfortable before being moved carefully across the dunes to wait for the ambulance, which arrived shortly afterwards.

With the casualty taken away in the ambulance, the crew returned to the station but were back out again come 1pm.

The crew were again asked to help with moving another casualty from the coast above Portreath. Once again, the casualty was transported via a stretcher across the coast path and into the waiting ambulance.

*Remember if you or someone else is in trouble or in need of assistance at the coast, dial 999 and ask for the coastguard. Teams around the coast are available 24/7, 365 days a year.