Man goes missing after sea swimming with group in Bude

Emergency services, including HM Coastguard, were called to a beach in Bude after a man did not come back to shore
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Police have launched an investigation after a man did not return to land after swimming with friends on the North Cornwall coast. Emergency services, including HM Coastguard, were called to Northcott Mouth in Bude on Tuesday, June 4.

Devon and Cornwall Police said it received reports of a person last seen in the water. A group of people reportedly went swimming in the sea and one man did not come back to land, Bude Police said in a post on social media. His family have been made aware of the situation.

Bude Police added that the incident is ongoing and asked members of the public not to speculate. Officers say they are aware of social media comments about the incident.

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Bude Police said in a statement: "We are aware of comments on social media about the emergency service presence in Bude since last night including coastguard and other services. We can confirm that emergency services were called during the evening of 4 June 2024 to the area of Northcott Mouth, Bude after receiving a report of a person last seen in the water.

"A group of people were reported to have gone swimming and one man did not return to land. His family have been made aware.

"This is an ongoing matter and we would ask that you remain respectful and do not speculate about it. Further updates will be posted once we are in full receipt of the facts."