Falmouth Coastguard have taken over work from Brixham today - after the Devon organisation closed. Emergency calls off the Devon coast will be taken by Falmouth or Lee-on-Solent coastguard in Hampshire. Thirty people lost their jobs as a result of the closure.
Councillor Vic Ellery, Torbay Harbour Committee said it was a sad day for Brixham:
Cllr Vic Ellery, Torbay Harbour Committee went on to say he wasn't convinced the move would be better for local people.
For 45 years the Brixham Coastguard has safeguarded divers, fishermen and swimmers in the area, coordinating countless rescues along the coast from Exmouth to St Austell.
Today, they are closing their doors. Watch our full report:
It's the end of an era for Brixham Coastguard station, which closes tomorrow. Around 30 people are losing their jobs. Critics say the closure will lead to a loss of local knowledge and an increased risk to coast users.
A woman in her 40s has been airlifted to hospital after falling from the cliffs at Salcombe early this morning, Thursday 17 July.
Brixham Coastguard says that she fell up to 20 feet and could have fallen even further but she got stuck in the undergrowth.
It is believed that she has broken some bones and there are possible spinal injuries.
The search for the body of a diver, which was spotted on the seabed off Brixham, continued today but was abandoned this afternoon.
The coastguard helicopter, RNLI crews and police divers were all called out to look for the body, which was sighted near Breakwater Beach on Thursday.
The search is due to resume this morning for the body of a diver on the seabed off Devon.
The alarm was raised yesterday at lunchtime after experienced divers reported the sighting near Breakwater Beach in Brixham. A large air and sea search was called off at dusk but police say it will begin again, depending on the tides. Nobody has so far been reported missing.
A large-scale air and sea search has been taking place in Devon today after reports that the body of a diver was seen on the sea bed off a beach in Brixham.
The search was abandoned at dusk but police say it will resume in the morning. Jacquie Bird has this report.
A large search is underway this evening following reports that the body of a diver was seen lying on the sea bed off a beach in Brixham.
The police and coastguard rescue helicopter was deployed along with police divers. Breakwater car park has been closed.
A man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after falling down cliffs in Cornwall. It was among dozens of incidents during one of the busiest weekends ever for emergency services around our coasts.
Coastguards say many of the incidents could have been avoided with sensible precautions and some common sense, as John Andrews reports.