Devon

Man dies after being pulled from the sea off Torquay

Anstey's Cove
Image caption The men were spotted in the sea near Babbacombe, south Devon

One man has died after being pulled from the sea off Torquay, police have confirmed.

Emergency services were called to Babbacombe at about 14:00 BST after two men in their mid-20s were pulled from the water by a lifeboat crew.

The pair, whom police believe to be holidaymakers, were taken to Torbay District Hospital.

The condition of the second man has not been confirmed. The deceased man's next of kin have been informed.

Image caption The area around Babbacombe was cordoned off while emergency services investigated

Devon and Cornwall Police has appealed for witnesses and warned anyone entering the sea to be "aware of the conditions and take extra care".

In a separate incident, also in Torquay, a 26-year-old man suffered serious injuries after falling into the water near The Imperial hotel on Parkhill Road.

The Met Office is reporting moderate to rough sea conditions, particularly on the south coast.

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