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Cornwall Surfing Tragedy Reminder Of Sea's Dangers

29th October 2014
Cornwall Surfing Tragedy Reminder Of Sea's Dangers

#Surfing - Winter surfers are reminded to beware of dangerous currents upon news of the tragic deaths of three people off Newquay at the weekend.

RTÉ News reports that the two men and one woman were part of a group of seven who got into difficulty while surfing at Mawgan Porth Beach in the popular Cornish surfing town.

Local surf school owner Peter Abell described conditions on the day as "not as bad as it can be" and "not particularly dangerous" but added that it "wasn't the safest of days to be in the sea".

According to the Guardian, safety measures at the busy surf spot are to be reviewed as it emerged the middle-aged surfers had entered the water at an area where the absence of beach lifeguards is clearly signposted.

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MacDara Conroy

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