Marine recruit rushed to hospital after 'going under water' at Cornwall beach

A Royal Marine recruit was flown to hospital after an accident during training at a Cornwall beach.

The recruit had "gone under water" during the exercise at Tregantle beach on Tuesday night, authorities said.

South Western Ambulance Service said it was alerted to the accident at 10pm and the person was airlifted to a hospital in Plymouth.

"The caller reported to us that a person had gone under water. We sent land, air and other specialist paramedics to attend the incident," it said.

"They treated a male patient at the scene and he was conveyed by air ambulance to Derriford Hospital for further care."

The person's condition is unknown - but some media reports suggest the injuries are serious.

A Royal Navy spokeswoman said the navy was aware of an incident involving a member of the Royal Marines in Plymouth.

"The next of kin have been informed and we ask for privacy for the family," she said.

"The incident is currently under investigation, therefore it would be inappropriate to comment further."