POLICE have issued a warning to the public not to go swimming in the sea after people in other parts of the region either drowned or went missing.
Devon and Cornwall Police, together with HM Coastguard, are appealing to local residents and visitors to the region not to enter the sea during the bad weather.
It follows two incidents over the past two days where persons who have gone swimming in the sea in rough conditions have either drowned or been reported missing.
A police spokesperson said: “There are people who enjoy swimming in all weathers as well as those who may underestimate the danger a rough sea can pose. During the current bad weather, we would appeal to everyone to use common sense and not put themselves in unnecessary danger”
In addition, people who enjoy walking on beaches and rocky areas should take care not to allow themselves, or their pets, get to close to waves.
A police spokesperson stated: “Although we have not had any recent instances, there have been occasions when large waves have washed people and animals into the water resulting in deaths.”