Man dies after falling in sea while friend clings to rocks to save him

Man dies after falling into the sea while the friend who tried to save him is plucked from rocks where he was desperately hanging on for dear life

  • Rescue mission launched after reports a fisherman had fallen down cliff in Wales
  • Police, lifeboat volunteers and HM Coastguard called to headland in Llandudno
  • Crew rescued one man, who was ‘extremely cold’, but the other died in hospital 

A man has died after falling into the sea while his friend desperately clung to rocks while trying to save him.

A rescue mission was sparked following reports that a fisherman had fallen down a cliff and that his companion had become stranded on rocks trying to help.

Police, lifeboat volunteers and HM Coastguard crews were called to Pigeons Cave on the Great Orme headland in Llandudno, North Wales at about 7.30am.

A rescue mission was sparked following reports that a fisherman had fallen down a cliff and that his companion had become stranded on rocks trying to help

A crew from RNLI Llandudno rescued the man from the water and took him to shore where a helicopter was waiting, but he later died in hospital. 

The second man was rescued from the rocks and treated by paramedics after becoming ‘extremely cold.’

An RNLI spokeswoman said: ‘Llandudno lifeboat recovered a male casualty clinging to rocks on Great Orme’s Head and a second male casualty was found and recovered in the water.’   

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