Man dies after fishing boat capsizes off Plymouth

Boat capsize at Mountbatten
Image caption The boat was was left on its side after it capsized

A man whose fishing boat capsized in view of bank holiday beachgoers has died, police have said.

The 52-year-old was thrown into the sea off Plymouth when his 20ft (6.1m) vessel, Laura Jane, ran into trouble at about 12:55 BST on Monday.

He was pulled from the water and airlifted to hospital, but was pronounced dead.

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch is investigating the cause of the capsizing.

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Devon and Cornwall Police said the man's relatives had been informed.

Coastguards said attempts were being made to recover the vessel.

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Image caption The man was taken to hospital by air ambulance

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