Family-of-four rescued from sea at Carlyon Bay

A mother and her three children are recovering in hospital from hypothermia after getting into trouble while trying to rescue their pet dogs from the sea.

Coastguards said two brothers, aged nine and 14, had gone into the sea at Carlyon Bay, St Austell.

The boys were overcome by the sea conditions and their 16-year-old sister and mother then went into the water.

Fiona Iris, Brixham Coastguard watch manager, warned people not to follow their dogs in to the sea.

She added: "The south westerly wind does have an effect on the sea and this can cause large breaking waves.

"The combined effects of the cold wind and the cold water can cause hypothermia very quickly.

"We would recommend that you keep your pet dogs on a lead near the water or cliff edges."

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