Woman dies after being pulled from the sea in Teignmouth

A woman has tragically died after being pulled from the sea in Teignmouth.

The air ambulance, coastguard crews and police were called to Teignmouth at about 1.05pm following reports a woman had been found in the water.

A spokeswoman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said at the time: “Coastguard received a 999 call from a member of the public just after 1pm this afternoon (3 February), reporting a person in the water at Teignmouth.

“Teignmouth Coastguard Rescue Team, Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat, Devon and Cornwall Police, South West Ambulance Service and its Hazardous Area Response Team and an air ambulance were all sent to the scene.”

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A spokesperson from Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed that the woman was pulled from the water onto the beach at Sprey Point by a member of the public.

They said: “After the elderly woman was pulled from the water she was treated by paramedics at the scene, however unfortunately she could not be revived.

“We are looking to locate her next of kin and we are appealing for witnesses who were there at the time.”

Witnesses should contact police on 101 quoting the log number 488.

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