Woman swimmer dies in North Devon

A woman has died after getting into difficulties in the sea off Croyde.

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Rescued swimmer dies

A woman rescued from the sea off Croyde has died.

The woman, thought to be in the area with a group from Bristol, had been swept out to sea.

She was found after a two hour search by the coastguard helicopter and lifeboat crews and airlifted to North Devon District Hospital, but attempts to revive her failed.

Police believe she was in North Devon on holiday with her family and was either surfing or swimming when the tragedy happened.

Female swimmer rescued off Croyde

A woman's been airlifted to hospital after a two hour rescue operation in the sea off the North Devon coast.

The woman, who's thought to have been with a party of friends from Bristol, was reported missing as they swam off Baggy Point near Croyde at around 11.30 this morning.

Two lifeboats from nearby Appledore and a rescue helicopter from RMB Chivenor were dispatched to look for her with Croyde Coastguard Rescue.

She was taken to North Devon Hospital in Barnstaple but her condition is unknown.


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