Devon

Stag party's early morning dip in Devon sparks alert

A stag party in Torquay sparked a major rescue operation when two of the group vanished in the sea in the early hours.

A member of the party alerted emergency services at 0230 BST following the pair's disappearance at Beacon Cove.

Brixham coastguards co-ordinated a rescue involving police, Torbay's two lifeboats and the resort's coastguards.

An RMB Chivenor helicopter was put on standby too but all services were stood down when the men were found to have returned to their hotel at 0300 BST.

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