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Kitesurfer dies after rescue from North Devon beach

Saunton is a popular beach for watersports year round. Credit: PA

A kitesurfer has died after being rescued from Saunton Sands in North Devon. Coastguards were alerted at around 11am before amublance crews arrived on the scene. The Devon Air Ambulance then carried out an airlift to North Devon District Hospital, but the kitesurfer later died. The age and sex of the watersports enthusiast has not been confirmed.