Bideford Bar
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Witness to fatal boat accident in Devon

One person has died and another has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized in a river estuary in North Devon.

The police, ambulance, coastguard and local lifeboat were involved in the rescue operation on the Bideford Bar.

Both men, who were in their 30s, were not wearing life-jackets.

Local resident Steve Whitaker is a former RNLI volunteer and explained what he saw.

  • 18 Apr 2014