A man has died after getting into difficulty while paddleboarding in Cornwall.
The coastguard received several 999 calls at 1.38pm on Monday about a person in the water at rock.
Devon and Cornwall Police said the 42-year-old had been paddleboarding with friends in the estuary between Padstow and Rock.
A force spokesman said the man, believed to have been on holiday in the area, was brought ashore by a fellow paddleboarder.
"Sadly, despite CPR being attempted, he was pronounced deceased at the scene," he said. "The man's next-of-kin have been informed. The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner."
The incident was attended by an RNLI lifeboat from Rock, a coastguard rescue team from Polzeath and a Padstow Harbour patrol vessel, as well as South Western Ambulance Service and the police.
James Instance, coastguard controller at Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre, said: "This was a major multi-agency operation involving a couple of paddleboarders in difficulties in fast moving water on a flooding tide on the Camel Estuary.
"Sadly it was not the outcome we desired and our thoughts are with the man's family at this difficult time."
Register for free to continue reading
Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism
By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists
Already have an account? sign in
Join our new commenting forum
Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies