Torquay storm man dies after falling into the sea

A man died after falling into the sea at Torquay in Devon in stormy conditions, on Tuesday evening.

A member of Torbay lifeboat crew went into the water attached to a rope and pulled the man ashore, but the man died despite resuscitation attempts.

RNLI spokesman Colin Bower said weather conditions were extremely poor with heavy seas whipped up by winds gusting to about 60 knots (70mph).

The incident happened near the pier by Torquay's Princess Theatre.

The man has not been named.

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