The 42-year-old man dies after falling off a paddleboard and becoming tangled in moorings while in Cornwall
- The 42-year-old man fell into the water yesterday from the sailing club on Rock Beach
- The man is believed to be on a residence from his home in Chelmsford, Essex
- He was one of two men who got off their boards while paddling
A vacationer has died after falling off a paddleboard in a high tide and becoming entangled in the moorings while visiting Cornwall.
The 42-year-old man fell into the water from the Rock Beach sailing club at around 1:30 p.m. yesterday.
The man believed to have visited the area from his home in Chelmsford, Essex was pronounced dead at the scene.
He was one of two men who came off their boards on the camel's mouth, which quickly filled with water.
The 42-year-old man fell into the water around 1:30 p.m. yesterday from the sailing club on Rock Beach (pictured today)
He was one of two men who got off their boards while paddling the camel mouth
A local boatman managed to free the trapped man from the berths and pull him into his ship.
But this boatswain also ran into problems and had to fire a red mayday torch to ask for help.
A major rescue operation was launched with the Padstow Harbor Boat, Rock RNLI and Polzeath Coastguard teams.
James Instance of the Falmouth Coast Guard said, “A few people had been paddleboarding the Camel Estuary at high tide.
“Since the water was moving pretty fast, they'd fallen off the boards and then got tangled up in the moorings in the area.
"That caused a problem when they couldn't break free."
The berths in the Camel Estuary in Cornwall
Mr. Instance said that despite a major rescue operation involving paramedics, lifeboat crew and others, one of the men was pronounced dead at the scene.
As part of the rescue, a local boat went in and managed to free him and get him into his ship.
He said: They then tried to get him ashore but got into trouble and fired a red torch. & # 39;
He added: 'It was very quick and dynamic. There were many resources in a somewhat confusing picture.
"Despite the best efforts of the paramedics, the lifeboat crew and others, he was declared dead at the scene."
TV chef Gordon Ramsay bought a 1920s property for £ 4.4 million in Rock Village in 2015.
Many boats are tied to mooring buoys off Rock Beach, which in turn are chained to the ocean floor.
Paddle boarding has grown in popularity in recent years and is one of the fastest growing water sports.
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