Man’s body pulled from water on beach after search for missing diver

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A man was pronounced dead after emergency services pulled his body from the water on a beach’s shore.

The victim, aged in his 40s, was pronounced dead at Breakwater beach in Brixham, Devon.

Police were earlier dispatched to the scene as they responded to reports of a missing diver, Devon Live reports.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: "Police were tasked to assist the coastguard at around 8.50pm last night, Tuesday March 16, after a report of a missing diver off the coast of Brixham.

"A man in his 40s was recovered from the water and pronounced deceased. His death is not being treated as suspicious. His next-of-kin has been informed."

An eyewitness earlier said: “There’s a large emergency service presence at Breakwater beach, Brixham.

"Both Devon air ambulance and Newquay coastguard helicopters attended.

"The Exeter-based Swast HART team are assisting SWAST ambulance along with Brixham lifeboat and coastguard teams."

Last month, a British gym manager's body was hauled onto a beach by a weatherman during a live TV report.

Jake Jacobs, 32, had been reported missing after going skinny dipping with a female friend on Broadbeach in Queensland, Australia, at about 9.20pm on Thursday, February 4.

Queensland Police said the woman's body was found on Thursday night and afterwards confirmed another body retrieved on Friday, February 5, belonged to Mr Jacobs, whose family have been informed.

Nine News Gold Coast weather presenter Luke Bradnam had just wrapped up his live report from the beach about dangerous swells when a bodyboarder called him over to a body in the water.

He reported on air after the incident: "A boogie border at Narrowneck alerted me – he thought he'd seen someone struggling again out in the surf.

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"I immediately stripped off and raced out with the boogie boarder to help the person in trouble.

"It became pretty evident that there was a body floating in the water.

"The two of us were able to secure the body and start making our way through a rip, back into shore."

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