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Trapped kayaker freed from cave

A kayaker became trapped in a Devon sea cave while exploring with a friend.

He became trapped in Petit Tor cave in Oddicombe on Sunday afternoon following a tidal surge. His friend raised the alarm at about 1400 BST.

Torbay and Teignmouth Coastguard were preparing to lower a man over the cliff when the the lifeboat signalled the man had got clear of the cave.

He was taken ashore by the lifeboat where he was assessed by paramedics. Coastguards warned people to take care.

Dave Scullion, Watch Manager for Brixham Coastguard, said: "It would appear that the kayaker was exploring one of the caves set in the cliff, when he became trapped by the force of the tide.

"We would recommend that people have appropriate training for the activity they are undertaking, wear adequate protection and do not put themselves in a position of danger."

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