A mother has drowned after being swept out to sea with her two sons, police have confirmed.
The woman was said to have been in the water off the north coast of Cornwall on Monday afternoon when the trio, including boys aged 13 and 11, were caught by a rip current and taken out of their depth.
The woman, believed to be in her 50s, was airlifted to North Devon District Hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later.
A member of the public raised the alarm after one of the boys made it back to shore, at Northcott Mouth, near Bude. The other was rescued by the RNLI's Bude inshore lifeboat.
Martin Bidmead, watch officer at Falmouth coastguard, said the mother was plucked from the water. Medics performed CPR before she was taken to hospital, he added.