With the summer season in full swing, thousands of people are enjoying watersports along our coastline: but with that comes a risk. With so many boats jostling for position there are obvious dangers - dangers that have led to restrictions on where speedboats can go in the Devon resort of Salcombe.
There are fears a Padstow style tragedy could happen in Salcombe, if something isn't done to control the number of waterskiers at a popular speedboat spot
Stairhole Bay is now the only area where waterskiing is allowed. The Harbourmaster says he has to balance the intests of all users of the water - but some watersports enthusiasts say it's getting too overcrowded on the water.
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.
Seven out of the ten most expensive seaside resorts to buy property in the UK are in the westcountry - with the top spot going to Salcombe, according to a new report.
The South Devon town has knocked the millionaires' playground Sandbanks in Dorset off the top spot for the first time.
Batson Creek Fish Quay is in desperate need of renovation to safeguard one of South Devon's thriving industries that employs 24 full time crabbers. Richard Lawrence reports.
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