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A woman has died after being pulled from the sea at Teignmouth. Police were called out shortly after 8pm last night, Monday 4 July.
The swimmer, who was in her 50s, was brought to shore by the Coastguard with help from members of the public.
She was treated by ambulance staff but died at the scene.
Gale-force winds battered the West Country this morning as there were reports of high waves along the coastlines.
Gale-force winds have battered the West Country with high waves causing problems along much of the coastline.
As 65mph winds struck the region, The Ship and Castle Hotel in St Mawes found its ground floor flooded after the waves were created a powerful force, smashing the windows.
While in Mousehole two cars took the full brunt of the power of the whipped-up waves.
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for wind, while the Environment Agency said there was significant impact from coastal flooding along the south Cornwall coast, and minor flooding was likely in Devon.
Strong winds coincided with the high tides on Sunday morning resulting spray and wave overtopping.
There are 12 flood warnings in place, which means flooding is expected, and immediate action should be taken.
- South Cornwall Coast from Lands End to Lizard Point excluding Mounts Bay
- South Cornwall Coast from Lizard Point to Gribbin Head excluding Truro City
- South Cornwall Coast from Gribbin Head to Rame Head
- South Cornwall Coast from Rame Head to Wembury Bay including tidal estuaries
- South Cornwall Coast At Truro
- South Devon Coast at Topsham and Cockwood
- South Devon Coast low-lying areas of the Teign Estuary
- South Devon Coast low-lying areas of the Dart Estuary
- South Devon Coast from Exmouth to Seaton
- Plymouth Barbican
- South Cornwall Coast At Mounts Bay, properties located behind the seafront
- South Cornwall Coast At Mounts Bay, seafront properties
As a result the Environment Agency, and local councils sandbagged a number of areas most effected.
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It's been revealed that the Devon band Muse will Friday night headliners at Glastonbury Festival.
They will become the first group to have headlined on the Pyramid stage on all three nights. They appeared on the Saturday night in 2010 and Saturday in 2004.
They announced their appearance on Twitter:
Known for their impressive sets - the trio - who hail from Teignmouth - are sure to put on a good show in June.
Part of Teignmouth's seafront remains sealed off after a giant hole appeared during the recent storms.
A break in the sea wall allowed tonnes of material to be sucked out from under the promenade.
The District Council has praised the swift action of the Environment Agency and the contractors who are refilling the affected area with concrete.
Dave Matthews of Teignbridge District Council describes the immense power at the heart of the storm:
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