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Royal Marine praised for saving woman who fell from ferry

Police have praised the bravery of a Royal Marine for saving the life of a woman who fell from the Torpoint ferry.

The alarm was raised last night when the woman, who is in her 30s, went overboard.

The marine grabbed a lifebelt and dived in after her, keeping her head above water until they were rescued. She was taken to Derriford hospital to be checked over.

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Pensioner missing from Torpoint since Thursday

Devon and Cornwall Police are appealing for information after a 72-year-old man went missing from St John near Torpoint, Cornwall. Graham Mitchell was last heard leaving his home in St John yesterday (Thursday 17 April) at 7:30am.

He is white, 5 feet 11", with short, dark grey hair. He is unsteady on his feet and walks with a limp. Devon and Cornwall Police would like anyone with information to contact them by dialling on 101, quoting log reference 785 17/04/14.

New generation of Sailors on display

People will be able to see the next generation of sailors in training at HMS Raleigh on Thursday.

Visitors to the base at Torpoint will also be taught firefighting and flood control techniques.

They will also be given the chance to visit the Royal Navy Submarine School to see how the navy operates beneath the waves.

Sailors from HMS Raleigh on a previous training exercise. Credit: MOD/Dave Sherfield.

How the Navy deals with a big problem

How do you keep Britain's biggest ever warship at sea when it needs refuelling and its crew need fresh food and water? The Navy and Rolls Royce have been working on a solution.

They've built a test rig at Torpoint to make sure this £25 million project works before the kit is fitted to the giant aircraft carrier, Queen Elizabeth. John Andrews has been to see it in action.

VIDEO: Keeping the Royal Navy fuelled

The Navy and Rolls Royce have been working together to come up with a solution to keep Britain's biggest ever warship refuelled and its crew with fresh food and water while staying out to sea.

A test rig has been set up at Torpoint to make sure the £25million project works before the kit is fitted to the giant aircraft carrier, Queen Elizabeth.

John Andrews has been to have a look:

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Body found in River Tamar

The body was found near where the Torpoint ferry docks Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

A body has been found in the River Tamar near where a Plymouth teenager went missing two weeks ago. MoD police were called by a member of the public and sent a launch to the scene and recovered the body.

A huge search of the river took place after the disappearance of Jordan Cobb who was last seen jumping from the Torpoint Ferry on New Year's Eve.

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