Eagle-eyed cameraman Matt Mulcrone spotted a shark-like fish in the background of a shot while interviewing a diver by the breakwater in Brixham.
He thought it was a dogfish. The diver, Ian Russell from Bristol, followed it and was able to pick it up. He identified it as a rare blue shark and told ITV News West Country he was thrilled as he had never seen anything like it in 12 years of diving off the South Devon coast.
He immediately returned it to the water and encouraged it to swim away.
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.
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.
Five teenagers have been arrested after a huge fire at a disused holiday camp in Brixham. A 15-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of arson. A 16-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of arson and criminal damage to property.
And a 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage to property. All five have been bailed until August pending further enquiries.
Three young men have been arrested on suspicion of arson after a huge fire at a disused holiday camp in Brixham in South Devon. Fire crews have spent the evening damping down after the blaze started this afternoon. Richard Lawrence reports.
Firefighters are tackling a major fire in Brixham tonight.
At least 6 fire crews have been called to the scene at the former Pontins site at the Wall Park Holiday Park. Residents are being advised to keep their windows closed.
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