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Police have praised the bravery of a Royal Marine for saving the life of a woman who fell from the Torpoint ferry.
The alarm was raised last night when the woman, who is in her 30s, went overboard.
The marine grabbed a lifebelt and dived in after her, keeping her head above water until they were rescued. She was taken to Derriford hospital to be checked over.
A woman and an off duty Royal Marine have been rescued from the river Tamar this evening.
Brixham coastguard received a mayday from the Torpoint ferry after the Marine jumped in to save a woman who'd gone overboard. The woman's now in Derriford hospital.