One of Cornwall’s most popular tourist spots was the centre of a medical emergency yesterday.

Coastguards raced to the aid of a man having a ‘medical episode’ on crowded Kynance Beach, near The Lizard, as hundreds of people watched on.

Volunteers from Mullion Coastguard Rescue Team, back up by Porthoustock coastguards, were paged just after 3.10pm yesterday.

The team monitored the man and reassured him until paramedics arrived, before driving him to a waiting ambulance.

This morning Mullion coastguards shared the Lizard National Trust’s warning about Kynance, which was predicted to become particularly crowded due to an early high tide and a sunny bank holiday weekend.

The National Trust team said: “Kynance is looking to be extremely busy today. Please be aware that high tide is at 10:58, making little of the beach exposed and [it] can get rather crowded.

“After the recent storms the top beach sand has been washed away, so it’s a bit rocky underfoot.”

The trust rangers encouraged visitors to spread out and enjoy the coast path nearby, saying: “The beautiful coast path is bursting with pollinators and the cafe has some very yummy treats. Happy holidays everyone.”