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A man who died after falling into a river after trying to rescue his dog in Devon has been named as Nick Mutton.
The 46-year-old primary school teacher was swept away in the River Lemon in Newton Abbot on Christmas Eve.
He was taken to hospital by air ambulance but died hours later. The dog survived.
A man has died after falling into a fast-flowing river in Devon whilst trying to rescue his dog.
The 46-year-old was swept away by the water in the River Lemon in Newton Abbot this morning.
Officers and paramedics carried out CPR on the man after retrieving him from the river near the Tucker Maltings site on the Brunel Industrial Estate.
An air ambulance then rushed the man to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
His dog escaped from the water unharmed.
The incident near the town's Asda store, took place while the man's family were inside shopping.
Police are warning people to stay away from fast-flowing water.