Devon

Sea search for missing fishing boat off Torquay

A fishing boat with one person on board has gone missing off the Devon coast.

The 19ft JCK was last seen travelling past Thatcher's Rock, near Torquay, at 18:25 GMT on Monday.

The RNLI and a rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose have joined the search for the vessel which was due to return to Brixham Harbour at 19:00.

A spokesman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said gale force winds of 60mph had been reported in the English Channel.

Peter Davies, rescue centre manager at Brixham Coastguard, said: "We are currently carrying out an extensive land, air and sea search.

"We are doing everything we can to locate JCK."

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