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Capsized kayak discovered off Devon coast

Capsized kayak sparks search off Devon coast Credit: HM Coastguard

Falmouth coastguard is appealing for information after a capsized kayak was discovered off the Devon coast.

The distinctive camouflaged vessel was found one mile south east of Start Point yesterday.

It was submerged in the water, with a paddle attached and a jacket stowed onboard.

An air and sea search was carried out but there was no sightings of anyone in the water.

After the kayak was reported to us an air and sea search involving Salcombe RNLI Lifeboats, Prawle Point Coastguard Rescue Team and the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter was carried out.

A thorough search of the area was carried out with no sightings of anyone in the water. The kayak was submerged in the water, with a paddle attached and a jacket stowed onboard.

There were no details of the owner and no indication of where it had come from.

The capsized kayak has since been recovered. If you have any information at all related to found kayak please contact Falmouth Coastguard.

– HM Coastguard

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Bumper scallop season for Plymouth fish market

The South West’s fishing industry is enjoying one of the best King Scallop seasons for many years Credit: Plymouth Fisheries

The South West’s fishing industry is enjoying one of the best King Scallop seasons for many years according to Plymouth Fisheries.

The fresh fish market has reported a record number of visiting scallopers in recent months, as boats journey to the region to fish for scallops.

The King Scallop is the main stay of the UK fishing industry, and the South West is having an especially strong season, one of the best for years.

Over the years, this has proved to be a well-managed fishery and stocks remain healthy, so with no quotas on King Scallops, skippers can generally land as many as they like.

The larger,more powerful vessels are restricted to the number of days each year that they can fish for scallops, and there are various seasonal closed areas on the in shore grounds around the coast which prevent overfishing by the smaller boats.

– Pete Bromley, Manager of Plymouth Fisheries
King Explorer at Plymouth Fisheries Credit: Plymouth Fisheries

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Cutting off Cornwall? Businesses angered by roadworks

Works on the Tamar Bridge will continue for several weekends. Credit: ITV News

Businesses in Cornwall feel there's a deliberate bid to cut them off from the rest of Britain.

Just as the summer tourist season gets in full swing, the two main routes into the county have major roadworks, causing serious congestion. It means the bottleneck on the single carriageway section of the A30 at Temple will be worse than ever - with huge tailbacks expected while repairs are carried out on the Tamar Bridge.

John Andrews has been finding out more.

Cornwall Council and Highways England say they regret the disruption.

The work we are doing on the A30 at Temple, and on the A38 around Carkeel and at the Tamar Bridge will ultimately mean better and more reliable journeys into and out of Cornwall.

We appreciate roadworks do inconvenience drivers, and we regret any disruption caused, so we always try to stagger work on key routes, but there are occasions when the nature of the work requires better weather conditions and longer daylight hours. This is the case with these schemes which are collectively part of a significant investment on these roads used by over 70,000 vehicles a day.

– Cornwall Council and Highways England
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