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Emergency services called out to drunken swimmers in Newquay

By WBMiles  |  Posted: March 01, 2014

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Coastguard and emergency services were called out after three youngsters went for a swim in the early hours of the morning.

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Emergency services were called out to deal with three young people who went sea-swimming in the early hours of the morning.

A young woman and two young men went into the freezing sea at Towan beach in Newquay at approximately 4am this morning.

A friend of the group is understood to have called the Coastguard after becoming concerned for their welfare.

The Coastguard and Police warned against the potentially fatal consequences of going into the sea after drinking alcohol.

A spokesman for Falmouth Coastguard, who co-ordinated the emergency response, said: “They managed to get out of the water just as the teams arrived. Two were treated at the scene for the onset of hypothermia and one was arrested by the police.”

The Coastguard said they would advise anyone considering going to the beach at the end of a night out “to think twice”.

Graham Thomas, Duty Inspector at Devon and Cornwall Police, said the young woman was initally arrested at the scene for being drunk and disorderly but was then de-arrested when she calmed down.

Mr Thomas said: “It looked like it was high spirits that went over the edge.”

The Inspector warned of the dangers of swimming at night after going out drinking.

He said: “We have had a number of incidents where people have drowned in the sea.

“What may seem like a good idea can turn into a traumatic event. Please don’t go into the sea if you are under the influence of alcohol.”

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  • westwelsh  |  March 01 2014, 11:41PM

    I bet they were emmets.

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  • DipStick  |  March 01 2014, 11:24PM

    " ... You can and should condemn it because it puts themselves at risk, the rescuers at risk and takes resources away from genuine emergencies" ...". I hear what you're saying but kids have to learn for themselves unfortunately, which is why I suggested a night in the cells as a "learning" experience! DS

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  • JMonners  |  March 01 2014, 8:47PM

    "To be honest you can't really condemn high spirits, alcohol and youthful exhuberance too much as I'm sure most of us have done sillky things in similar situations. BUT ... as has been said, a night in the cells to enable them to have time to "reflect" on their actions and to drum into them how lucky they've been would have been the best course of action You can and should condemn it because it puts themselves at risk, the rescuers at risk and takes resources away from genuine emergencies

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  • DipStick  |  March 01 2014, 7:50PM

    To be honest you can't really condemn high spirits, alcohol and youthful exhuberance too much as I'm sure most of us have done sillky things in similar situations. BUT ... as has been said, a night in the cells to enable them to have time to "reflect" on their actions and to drum into them how lucky they've been would have been the best course of action. DS

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  • josdave  |  March 01 2014, 7:20PM

    Judging by the red arrows these idiots actually have friends.

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  • rt1379  |  March 01 2014, 5:38PM

    seems like the thick dipsticks got someone with a brain to read these comments for them .... Duh !

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  • goldenoldy  |  March 01 2014, 5:29PM

    When life is such a precious gift,why do some sell theirs so cheaply? seems like they do not deserve it when others are in such need.

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  • rt1379  |  March 01 2014, 1:03PM

    ... charge the thick dipsticks at least £500 EACH !

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  • josdave  |  March 01 2014, 11:36AM

    Seems like a night in the cells would have done them good and give them time to reflect on how stupid they were. They should have been charged with the cost incurred by the emergency services as their problem was self inflicted.

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