Woman swimmer dies in North Devon

A woman has died after getting into difficulties in the sea off Croyde.

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Female swimmer rescued off Croyde

A woman's been airlifted to hospital after a two hour rescue operation in the sea off the North Devon coast.

The woman, who's thought to have been with a party of friends from Bristol, was reported missing as they swam off Baggy Point near Croyde at around 11.30 this morning.

Two lifeboats from nearby Appledore and a rescue helicopter from RMB Chivenor were dispatched to look for her with Croyde Coastguard Rescue.

She was taken to North Devon Hospital in Barnstaple but her condition is unknown.

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