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Airlifted to safety from Cornish cliffs
9:20am Monday 9th April 2012 in Oxford
A holidaymaker from Oxford was in a group of four rescued on a Cornish beach after being cut off by the tide.
The three women and one man became trapped at Porthcurno beach on Saturday.
Three of them were airlifted off a cliff by a helicopter from the Royal Naval Air Station in Culdrose and another was rescued by a local RNLI lifeboat.
Two women suffering with hypothermia were taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske.
Land’s End coastguards officer Dave Jackson said the group had a lucky escape and stressed beachgoers should be more aware of tide times.
He said: “One from the group had been swept off the rocks by the waves and the others were clinging on to the rocks.
“How they did not fall off, I don’t know.”
The group also included holidaymakers from London and Brighton. It is unknown which of the casualties were from Oxford.