North Devon Sea Rescues

Huge waves and strong rip currents led to more than 60 people being rescued from the sea in North Devon at the weekend.

Sea Rescues : full report

by Seth Conway

A family today (Mon) returned to the beach in North Devon where a fun day out nearly turned to tragedy.

Two teenagers were pulled from the sea at Croyde and given life saving treatment. Other members of the same family were treated by paramedics.

Their rescue was one of many over the weekend

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More than 60 people rescued from North Devon sea

Woolacombe Beach, North Devon. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Huge waves and strong rip currents led to more than 60 people being rescued from the sea in North Devon at the weekend.

Lifeguards gave oxygen to one person on the beach at Croyde, and four members of the same family were taken to North Devon District Hospital.

In total, 46 people were rescued at Croyde, with another 18 at Woolacombe.