Woman found dead at Orcombe Point

09:44 09 January 2014

The Exmouth RNLI inshore lifeboat George Bearman is pictured last night (January 8), joining the search for a vulnerable woman, who was later found dead at Orcombe Point. Picture by RNLI/Emma Tarling.

The Exmouth RNLI inshore lifeboat George Bearman is pictured last night (January 8), joining the search for a vulnerable woman, who was later found dead at Orcombe Point. Picture by RNLI/Emma Tarling.

Archant

A woman has been found dead at Orcombe Point in Exmouth after an overnight search by emergency services.

A police spokesman said the woman, who was in her 30s, was found at 5.30am this morning (Thursday).

The woman’s next of kin have been informed.

Police said emergency services were called out last night (Wednesday) to look for a vulnerable woman, for whom there was concern.

The police helicopter and a helicopter from RMB Chivenor were involved in the search, along with HM Coastguard, Dartmoor Rescue Group and Exmouth RNLI.

An Exmouth RNLI spokesman said the inshore lifeboat was called out last night at 10.44pm to help with a search for a vulnerable female, but was stood down after an hour.

Police said the woman was located at 5.30am, but was deceased.

Exmouth Coastguard station officer Paul Howell said: “After units were stood down last night, Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team (Ashburton Section) were requested by Devon and Cornwall Police in the early hours to complete an in-land search for the missing female.

“After another unsuccessful outcome, Dartmoor Rescue carried out a low-tide shoreline search and a body was discovered at the foot of cliffs in a location that was totally inaccessible by any search and rescue asset the previous night.

“Exmouth Coastguard officers were re-tasked to assist Dartmoor Search and Rescue with the recovery.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the deceased at this very difficult time.”

0 comments

Other News Stories

10 minutes ago

District chiefs are facing criticism for ‘ignoring’ a town poll calling for more consultation on proposed seafront redevelopment.

Read more
07:00

Residents are being asked for their help to draw up a new pattern of council wards for East Devon District Council.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:18

The second Exmouth Spirit of the Exe and Mussel Festival was held on Saturday on the sea front

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30

Seafront campaigners have questioned the need to demolish a popular attraction after it was revealed that the site could be open for temporary use next summer.

Read more
Sunday, September 25, 2016

A third of ‘Jurassic Ambassadors’ who volunteer their time to promote the historic coastline are from East Devon.

Read more
Sunday, September 25, 2016

Healthy eating has paid off for Littleham Primary School as it has been recognised for its hard work.

Read more
Sunday, September 25, 2016

A tanning company whose shop in Exmouth was ravaged by a fire earlier this year is expecting to reopen at a new site next year.

Read more
Saturday, September 24, 2016

A Lympstone couple are hoping to bring some smiles to the faces of teenage villagers in the depths of Africa.

Read more
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Speed check volunteers between Knowle and Budleigh Salterton have defended their policy of putting out signs warning motorists of their presence.

Read more
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Anita Anderson never expected to see John again after their first date; little did she know they would celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary 62 years later.

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 16°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications