Second man dies following Babbacombe incident

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Police have confirmed a second man has died after being pulled from the water off Babbacombe yesterday, Thursday 27th June.

Police were called by the coastguard at around 2pm with reports that two men had been pulled from the water near Babbacombe Beach by the RNLI lifeboat.

Ambulance crews, police, Coastguard and coastguard helicopter attended the scene where the men were brought to shore and taken to Torbay Hospital.

The local men, aged 25 and 26, were pronounced deceased. Their next-of-kin have been informed.

Police enquires remain ongoing at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 552 of Thursday 27 June.

Two people who had been kayaking were also rescued off Preston yesterday afternoon, more here. Another person was winched to safety from the sea near ‘London Bridge’ rock, more here.

Devon and Cornwall police said yesterday “The Met Office are reporting strong easterly winds across Devon and Cornwall and moderate to rough sea conditions, particularly on the south coast.

“Anyone entering the sea in this warm weather is advised to be aware of the conditions and take extra care,”

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