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Newquay swimmer drowns

Date
27/06/2010
What Happened
Person overboard/swept away/fell in the water
What Caused
Adverse environmental conditions
Casualty type/Qty
Casualty
Gender
Male
Causal Factors
Lack of awareness of hazards/obstacles
Injury Details
Drowning
Outcome
Accident suspected
Alcohol/Drugs
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Description of Incident
The search for a swimmer who went missing off a beach in Cornwall on Sunday will resume later. The alarm was raised by a surfer who spotted a man and woman in trouble in the water at Fistral Beach in Newquay at about 1645 BST. The surfer rescued the woman but was unable to reach the 22-year-old Indonesian student from Newcastle University. A further search of the coastline will be carried out at low tide. The Indonesian woman, who has not been named, is in a stable condition at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske. 'Coastline sweep' The man, who was originally thought to be aged 26, was with a group of friends from Newcastle University when the incident happened. Fishing boats, coastguards, lifeboats and a Royal Navy helicopter were involved in the search. RNLI Lifeguard Inspector Steve Instance said on Sunday evening:
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