Fisherman Found Dead

An Exmouth lifeboat crew have found a body of a man off the coast near Torquay after a fishing boat went missing in gale force winds yesterday evening.

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Coastguards still searching for missing fishing boat off Torquay

Brixham Coastguard is still coordinating the search for the 19ft fishing boat 'J.C.K.'. It was due back at around 7pm and was last seen passing Thatcher Rock at approximately 6.25pm.

The following units are currently involved in the search; Torbay and Berry Head Coastguard Rescue Teams, Torbay RNLI all weather and inshore lifeboats, Exmouth and Teignmouth RNLI lifeboats, and the Coastguard search and rescue helicopter's from Portland and RNAS Culdrose.

There are another three vessels in the area also helping. The weather conditions this evening have been gale force, south westerly winds 24 mph gusting 58 mph.

We are currently carrying out an extensive land, air and sea search. We are doing everything we can to locate 'J.C.K.', which has one person on board.

– Peter Davies, Rescue Centre Manager at Brixham Coastguard

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