A search has been taking place off Torquay after an elderly man was spotted by the sea wall along Meadfoot Sea Road. Emergency crews were called at 9.30pm last night when a passer-by said he saw large waves crashing over the wall, spotted the man briefly before he disappeared from view.
The Torbay Coastguard Rescue Team, two lifeboats and the rescue helicopter from Chivenor searched the area but found nothing.
The Coastguard says they are waiting for an update from the police and unless any new information comes to light, the search has been stood down.
Police are growing increasingly concerned for a man last seen in Torquay.
Jeffery Carl Hewitt has been missing since 16th October.
He had recently bought a sailing boat called "the Louise", which was moored at Torquay. He is believed to have left the harbour between 10 and 11am on 16th October.
The next day "the Louise" was found washed up on a beach west of Lyme Regis, with nobody on board.
Devon and Cornwall Police ask anyone with any information about Jeffery or who might have been in contact with him during his time in Torquay to contact them.
Torquay United have slipped out of the Conference play-off places after losing 4-2 at second-from-bottom Alfreton.
Former Gulls striker Karl Hawley gave the hosts an 18th minute lead. Louis Briscoe equalised on the half hour, but Alfreton went in at half-time ahead after a goal from Tom Shaw.
Briscoe levelled for a second time, but Paul Clayton and Hawley added further goals for Nicky Law's side.
You might think seals are born being able to swim but a zoo keeper in Devon has had to take on the task of teaching a youngster in his careRead the full story ›
A keeper at a zoo in Torquay has been given the job of teaching a young seal to swim. Normally they learn from their parents but this seal pup is being hand-reared and Libor Mach has had to step in. Apparently she's taken to it like a - well - seal to water.
She was quite scared, actually, the first day. It was quite funny seeing a seal run out of the water, but Li has done a great job and she's found her flippers and she's well away now, and she's really enjoying the water.
Torquay United have drawn their third Conference game in a row.
Today's match against Aldershot at Plainmoor finished 1-1.
Courtney Cameron's strike in the 3rd minute was cancelled out twenty minutes from the end.
For fans of Torquay United, last season was a painful one - with relegation from League Two taking them into the conference.
Today - in the latest of our previews of all our main teams - we look at their prospects for the new season.
Here's Seth Conway:
For United fans last season was a painful one - with relegation from League 2 taking them into the conference.
But as pre-seasons go there's plenty to be optimistic about at Torquay. Striker Ryan Bowman sent United on their way to victory in Saturday's friendly at Exeter City as what is now a new and youthful Gulls side will be very competitive in the Football Conference.
In the latest of our previews of all our main teams, we look at their prospects for the new season. Here is our full interview with manager Chris Hargreaves.
The England Bowls squad are off to Glasgow shortly for final preparations for the Commonwealth Games. Four of them - Natalie Melmore, Jamie Chestney, Sam Tolchard and his sister Sophie Tolchard come from the King's Club in Torquay.
Such domination by one club is unprecedented, and as John Andrews reports, they're all very young.
A man was rescued after falling 80 feet down cliffs near Torquay, this morning.
Coastguards had to hoist the injured man up the cliffs by rope just below Ilsham Marine Drive. The 33-year-old suffered serious leg, shoulder and head injuries.