Diver dies in hospital after Devon sea rescue


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A diver who surfaced unconscious from the water in Devon has died.

Emergency services were called to Fairy Cove, near Paignton Harbour in Devon, at around 11.30am on Sunday.

The man, who was in his 50s, was part of a group of tourists visiting the area from outside the South West.

The alarm was raised by a boat in the area, a spokesman for Brixham Coastguard said.

The rest of the group members were taken to the shore in a lifeboat.

The diver was transferred to Torbay Hospital by ambulance where he was pronounced dead.

There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances, emergency services said.