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One man died and another was taken to hospital after a boat capsized in a North Devon estuary. Police were called to an overturned pleasure boat at Bideford Bar at 11.33am after a nearby boat raised the alarm. Paramedics, the RAF search and rescue helicopter and the Coastguard also attended.
A man, believed to be in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene and officers are working to contact his next-of-kin.
Devon & Cornwall Police say the other man had only "minor injuries" and was taken to hospital in Exeter.
Two dogs were also recovered, but one died.
Swansea Coastguard watch officer Marc Lancey said the men were not wearing lifejackets.
A person has died and another has been taken to hospital after their boat overturned at Bideford Bar in North Devon.
The Appledore Inshore lifeboat was launched at about 11am after it was reported that two people were in the water. The Westward Ho! coastguard team also assisted.
The Appledore Lifeboat and Westward Ho! coastguard team have been called to a capsized vessel on Bideford Bar on the North Devon coast.
The call came in to Swansea Coastguard at 11am this morning.
Two people were reported to be in the water. The Coastguard says the incident is ongoing.
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A man's been killed and another has been taken to hospital after their boat capsized on the Bideford Bar in the Torridge estuary.