Third fatality on West Country coastline as 22-year-old dies in Teignmouth jet ski incident

The 22-year-old got into difficulty on a jet ski in Teignmouth. Credit: ITV West Country

A 22-year-old man has died after getting into difficulty on a jet ski in Devon, police have said.

It happened when the man was riding a jet ski out at sea in Teignmouth on Tuesday night, 26 May.

He was rescued by members of the RNLI who then notified Devon and Cornwall Police at around 9.40pm.

Paramedics also attended the scene and administered CPR on the young man, who is from High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire.

He was taken to Torbay Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

A spokesperson from the police said the man's next of kin have been informed and his death is not being treated as suspicious.

Devon and Cornwall Police is asking anyone who witnessed the incident to get in touch and quote log 0877 of 26 May.

This is the third fatality along the region's coastline in a matter of days. Credit: Constantine Bay Stores

This is the third death along the region's coastline in a matter of days.

Following two separate deaths over the Bank Holiday weekend, the RNLI's Chief Executive wrote to the government and said access to beaches should be restricted.Mark Cowie said the easing of lockdown restrictions in England had put the charity in an "impossible situation" of choosing between public safety or the safety of lifeguards.

The RNLI has announced that lifeguards will return to eight beaches in Devon and Cornwall from 30 May, but it's still nowhere near the level of cover it usually provides at this time of year.