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  • 18 April 2014, 16:10

One Dead As Boat Capsizes In Devon

One person has died and another has been injured after a boat capsized at Bideford Bar, north Devon.

It is understood the boat capsized in the river estuary around two miles offshore and a lifeboat was dispatched to the scene from nearby Appledore.

Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed that one person died, and another was being treated by ambulance crews.

The condition of the injured person is unknown. Police are in the process of informing next of kin.

In another tragedy, a person was killed in a microlight crash, also in Devon.

The light aircraft came down at Colyton in the east of the county near Lyme Regis, police said.

A spokesman said: "Two people were on board and one person has been confirmed as deceased at the scene."