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Windsurfer rescued in choppy seas off Bigbury

Bigbury
Sea conditions at Bigbury were described as "choppy"

A windsurfer has been rescued after getting into difficulty off the coast of Devon.

Several 999 calls were made to Brixham Coastguard reporting the windsurfer drifting offshore at Bigbury.

A Portland Coastguard helicopter, Salcombe inshore lifeboat and the Plymouth all-weather lifeboat were involved in the rescue.

The windsurfer was recovered by the inshore lifeboat and taken to shore. He did not require medical treatment.

A spokesman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency told BBC News members of the public should be aware of their own limits before taking to the water when conditions were challenging.



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