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Major structural problems found at two South Devon piers

Major structural problems found at two South Devon piers Credit: ITV News

Major structural problems have been found in two piers in South Devon. The Tor Bay Harbour Authority says Haldon and Princess piers could fail in five to ten years - putting two hundred homes at risk of flooding. It's calling on Torbay council to find 4.6 million pounds for repairs.

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Cliff fall teenager is named

A teenage boy who died after falling from a cliff in Torquay last week has been named. Tom Rendle who was 17 and from Torquay, is believed to have fallen from a cliff in the Ilsham Marine Drive area onto rocks last Friday.

Tom was rescued and taken by lifeboat to the harbour, before being taken by ambulance to Torbay District Hospital with a severe head injury, spinal and leg injuries.

He was later transferred to Derriford Hospital where he was pronounced deceased on the evening of Saturday 20 September due to injuries sustained during the fall.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

“Our son Tom lived life to the full and was a cheeky chappy. He will be missed by all of his family and friends.”

– Family statement
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