A number of emergency services responded to an incident today (August 21) at Compass Point, Bude this morning involving a boy who had fallen into the sea.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson confirmed: "Police were called by HM Coastguard just before 9am today, August 21, after a teenage boy was pulled from the sea near Compass Point, Bude. 

"The boy is believed to have fallen while climbing rocks.

"He has sustained serious injuries and has been airlifted to Derriford Hospital.

"HM Coastguard, police and ambulance are in attendance.

A number of emergency vehicles were reported to be in the area by locals.

The HM Coastguard added: "HM Coastguard responded to an incident at Compass Point, Bude, this morning (21 August). Alerted at around 8.15am, the Coastguard helicopter from Newquay, Coastguard Rescue Teams from Bude and Boscastle and lifeboats from Bude and Padstow were sent to the scene. Devon and Cornwall Police and South Western Ambulance Service are also in attendance."