Police in our region say it was an ‘exceptionally busy’ weekend for them.
Two people died in separate incidents yesterday in Cornwall.
A teenage girl died after an inflatable overturned near Wadebridge and a man was pulled from the water near Padstow.
In Somerset, coastguard patrols were increased following what they say was a ‘dramatic’ rise in visitor numbers - and lots of parking issues causing access problems.
In Dorset fire crews were called to a number of fires started by disposable barbecues.
Police were first made aware of an incident at around 2.25pm following reports of an upturned rigid-hulled inflatable boat in the water near Porthilly Rock in Wadebridge.
The Air Ambulance and coastguard were in attendance at the scene assisting with three casualties. All three people were taken to the lifeboat house before heading to Treliske Hospital. A teenage girl was later pronounced deceased. Her next of kin have been informed.
Police were later notified by the coastguard of another incident which happened at around 2.30pm at Treyarnon Bay in Padstow.
Emergency services attended the scene following reports that a man had been pulled from the water by a member of the public. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The man has yet to be identified and next of kin to be sought.
More patrols over the bank holiday weekend undertaken by our team members with safety advice given. A dramatic rise in the numbers visiting the beaches, and some parking led to obstructions to emergency beach access points. Please park considerately. @HMCoastguard @MCA_media pic.twitter.com/WBfYuk1iSy— Watchet Coastguard (@WatchetCRT) May 25, 2020
Exceptionally busy weekend for @DC_Police that ends in tragedy for some families. Thank you to everyone who worked hard and made every effort to save lives: our thoughts are with you and those that have lost loved ones. @HMCoastguard @RNLI @cornwallairamb https://t.co/f5blpgu0hN— Ch Supt Glen Mayhew (@ChSuptGMayhew) May 25, 2020
Yesterday DWFireRescue were called to a number of other fires caused by disposable barbecues and unattended bonfires, so we are also asking PLEASE DO NOT have any barbecues, campfires or bonfires over the coming days. Our resources are already stretched. (3/4) pic.twitter.com/Mo2bZsHY1V— Sturminster Newton Fire Station (@DWFRSSNewton) May 25, 2020
Says it all really. Thanks @DorsetCouncilUK for getting these out so quickly and thanks @dorsetprepared for facilitating. I'm sure our residents and visitors will help us out and respect this messaging. @DWFireRescue pic.twitter.com/jPf5oLM4ko— Andy Elliott (@WildfireTacAd) May 25, 2020
@DWFireControl are currently managing 6 seperate fires in heathland grassland or woodland in addition to the Wareham Forest fire - some have been started by people having campfires or bbq's. It is really dangerous at the minute and stretching @DWFireRescue resources. Please Stop!— Andy Cole (@AndyCol92235287) May 25, 2020
Today has a been a busy day for us. Along with our ongoing incident at Wareham Forest we have attended a further 18 calls to fires in the open.— Dorset&Wiltshire FRS (@DWFireRescue) May 25, 2020
Please stop having BBQs and fires in the open & consider the consequences of your actions. #enjoyitdontdestroyit #Dorset #Wiltshire pic.twitter.com/YSKbfdbVH0