Two men dead after being pulled from the water near Torquay

Emergency services at the scene after two people were pulled from the water. Credit: Torbay Coastguard

Two men have died following an incident just off Torquay on Thursday 27 June.

Police were called by the coastguard at around 2pm to reports that two bodies had been pulled from the water near Babbacombe Beach by the RNLI lifeboat.

Emergency services including ambulance, police and HM Coastguard were at the scene where the men were brought to shore and taken to Torbay Hospital.

The two men were aged 25 and 26. Credit: Torbay Coastguard

The local men, aged 25 and 26, were pronounced dead. Their next-of-kin have been informed.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Police declared conditions at sea in Torbay a 'critical incident' following the tragedies.

The Coastguard helicopter at the scene. Credit: Devon Live

In a separate incident, a man was airlifted to Derriford Hospital with serious injuries after he fell from a cliff.

The young man was floating face down in the sea when he was pulled to safety by two young lads near the Imperial Hotel on Thursday afternoon.