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Coastguard not called out once overnight during monster swell in Cornwall

By WBJLock  |  Posted: January 07, 2014

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Falmouth Coastguard has praised those who heeded warnings after not being called out once overnight during yesterday's huge swell that battered the Cornish coastline.

The coastguard urged common sense and warned those travelling to the coast yesterday.

It seems people took note of the potentially life-saving advice and avoided enterting the water when waves of up to 30 foot pummelled the coastline causing widespread destruction.

This morning a spokesman from Falmouth Coastguard said overnight was "all routine" with no call outs and it was a "bit of a relief" that they were not called to any incidents.

In Sennen Cove it was said waves of upto 40 foot crashed into shore. And at Portreath an iconic, centuries old, stone lookout hut was smashed to pieces by the force of the monster swell.

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