Devon

Three rescued from 'pinball' boat off Devon coast

Three people have been rescued after getting into trouble in the sea on board a boat off the south Devon coast.

A member of the public alerted coastguards to the 27ft (8.2m) vessel in trouble near Teignmouth at about 2300 BST on Friday.

Coastguards said the vessel was seen "acting like a pinball", drifting without power and colliding with a lighthouse.

It took on water before being towed to safety by the Teignmouth lifeboat.

Coastguards said the people on board had been drinking.

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