VIDEO: Dramatic rescue of bodyboarder as waves batter Cornish coast

Both the bodyboarder and the rescuer get jacked up on the rocks, watch closely…so lucky!


UK News
Dramatic rescue of bodyboarder as waves batter Cornish coast

A bodyboarder has escaped with cuts and bruises after being saved by a lifeguard from eight-foot waves crashing on the rocky coast of Cornwall

3:00PM BST 12 Sep 2011

The footage captures the moment a bodyboarder is saved from massive waves after crashing into the rocks at Porthtowan beach near Truro.

The lifeguard’s rescue board can be seen being tossed about in the sea as he tries to save the stranded man in high winds.

The pair are eventually able to reach safety by scrambling on to rocks. The surfer only suffered minor injuries.

The incident has prompted The Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) to warn surfers in Cornwall and Devon to stay out of the sea for the next few days as the remains of Hurricane Katia causes large storm swells.

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