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Body found in search for missing tourist

The body of a tourist missing after he failed to return to his campsite has been found.

Andrew O'Reilly was reported missing on August 14 after disappearing from his pitch in Lynton.

The 51-year-old checked into the farm campsite on Monday August 8, but despite leaving his tent and car, never returned.

Andrew O'Reilly was reported missing on August 14 Credit: Family

An extensive search was launched involving police, coastguards, specialist rescue teams and lifeboats.

Yesterday officers said the body of a man had been found in the water at Elwill Bay, near Neck Woods, at around 5.30pm.

Formal identification has not yet been carried out although the family of Mr O'Reilly, from Guildford, Surrey, has been informed.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

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Princess Anne visits Lynton and Lynmouth's cliff railway

The Princess Royal has been visiting Lynton and Lynmouth's cliff railway to mark its 125th anniversary.

Schoolchildren lined the route as Princess Anne was given a guided tour. She also met descendants of the original engineer who came up with the mechanism that runs the railway.

Tourists have been able to ride the train for free today as part of the celebrations.

Lynton & Lynmouth's iconic funicular turns 125

Princess Anne first visited the attraction in 2006 after a recommendation by her father Credit: ITV West Country

The Princess Royal will visit Lynton and Lynmouth's iconic cliff railway today to begin its 125th anniversary celebrations.

Princess Anne will meet descendants of the Marks family and the Jones brothers - the funicular's original design engineer and builder. The counter-balanced railway has become a popular attraction - and will carry tourists up the cliff for free tomorrow as part of the celebrations.

The Princess Royal first visited in 2006 after hearing about it from her father, Prince Phillip.

Lynton & Lynmouth's iconic funicular turns 125

Princess Anne first visited the attraction in 2006 after a recommendation by her father Credit: ITV West Country

The Princess Royal will visit Lynton and Lynmouth's iconic cliff railway today to begin its 125th anniversary celebrations.

Princess Anne will meet descendants of the Marks family and the Jones brothers - the funicular's original design engineer and builder. The counter-balanced railway has become a popular attraction - and will carry tourists up the cliff for free tomorrow as part of the celebrations.

The Princess Royal first visited in 2006 after hearing about it from her father, Prince Phillip.

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Cliff railway wins engineering award

A photo of the Lynton to Lynmouth cliff railway dating from 1931 Credit: PA

The Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway will receive a national award today because it's an example of exceptional British engineering.

Completed in 1890, the railway is the oldest water-powered funicular railway in the UK.

The award is being presented by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Cliff railway wins engineering award

A photo of the Lynton to Lynmouth cliff railway dating from 1931 Credit: PA

The Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway will receive a national award today because it's an example of exceptional British engineering.

Completed in 1890, the railway is the oldest water-powered funicular railway in the UK.

The award is being presented by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.