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Man dies after boat capsizes off Plymouth coast

Photo: John Baldry

A man has died after a boat capsized off the coast of Plymouth yesterday, police have confirmed.

An investigation is underway after the vessel capsized 200 metres off Mountbatten Pier just before 1.30pm on Monday 8th May.

Lifeboats, police, coastguards and an air ambulance were called to the scene. Credit: John Baldry

The 52-year-old was brought ashore by rescuers and given CPR on Mountbatten beach before being flown to Derriford Hospital.

Devon and Cornwall Police say his next of kin have been informed and they are supporting the Marine Accident investigation.

Credit: John Baldry

No other people were on board the boat at the time.

The beach was cordoned off whilst rescue teams worked. Credit: Tom McLaughlin