Devon

Sailor rescued off Devon coast after yacht leaks

A stricken yachtsman was rescued by a lifeboat off the south Devon coast after his vessel started taking on water.

Brixham coastguard received a mayday call from the yachtsman at 0220 BST on Sunday.

The yachtsman man said water was coming in through the propeller shaft of the yacht Typhoon about three miles off Berry Head.

Torbay and Salcombe lifeboats attended and the yacht was towed into Salcombe.

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