By Chris York
Three teenagers have sustained multiple serious injuries after apparently falling 70ft from cliffs on to a beach.
The Coastguard said it had received a call at around midnight on Sunday from a man saying he and two others had fallen down a cliff at Porthleven. The caller’s torch on his mobile phone was used to help identify their location.
The three men, one believed to be aged 18 and two aged 19 and from the local area, were airlifted to Derriford Hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.
Their next of kin have been informed, the Press Association reports.
Devon and Cornwall Police appealed for any witnesses or those with information to come forward.
Inspector Matt Setchell said: “Initial inquiries suggest that the men have fallen around 70ft from the cliffs into the cove below.
“We are continuing to carry out inquiries to establish how they came to be on the cliff and the circumstances surrounding the incident.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the force on 101, quoting log 17 of May 5.