Two men in 20s die after being pulled from sea off Devon coast

Two men have died after being pulled from the sea off the coast of Devon.

Police were called to reports of concern for two people in the water off the coast of Oddicombe, Torbay, on Saturday morning.

Following an emergency operation, the men - both in their 20s - were pulled from the water.

One man was declared dead at the scene and the other man died after being taken to Torbay District Hospital.

The rescue operation involved the Coastguard Rescue Team from Torbay and the RNLI as well as an air ambulance.

Enquiries are ongoing and a file will be prepared for the coroner, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

The families of the two men have been informed.

Saturday was the hottest day of 2023 so far, with the UK seeing temperatures of up to 24C (75F).

In Carlisle, the body of a teenager was pulled from a river after after a group of friends "got into difficulty" in the water.

He has been formally identified as 15-year-old Lewis Michael Kirkpatrick, Cumbria Police said.

His body was found shortly on Saturday afternoon after a search operation.

A 14-year-old boy who was airlifted to hospital on Friday evening remains in a critical condition, while one of the group managed to swim to safety and another was rescued by a member of the public.