Coastguards are in the middle of a "complex" rescue at St Just where a man has fallen 30 feet into a disused mine shaft.

UK Coastguard said the operation was "ongoing and complex" on the coastal path near Cape Cornwall.

They were scrambled just after 1.15pm today by Devon and Cornwall Police, who had received a 999 call from a member of the public reporting that a person had fallen nearly 30 metres and had sustained injuries.

Lands End and Penzance Coastguard Rescue Teams and the UK Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at Newquay have been sent to the scene, alongside the South Western Ambulance Service, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service and Cornwall Search and Rescue Service.

Coastguards, firefighters and the search and rescue service have worked together to perform a rope rescue.

It is understood the man, thought to be in his 50s, has in the last few minutes been recovered from the mine shaft and placed into medical care.