UK coastguard helicopter
The coastguard and helicopter search and rescue team attended the scene of the incident. WikiCommons

A teenager has died after the boat she was travelling in capsized in Torbay, Devon.

An emergency rescue team comprising lifeboats, the coastguard, divers and a helicopter were called to Brixham harbour.

They found the girl trapped in the upturned speedboat.

She was in the speedboat with an adult and two friends. Three other people were rescued by other boats in the harbour.

Mark Criddle, coxswain of Torbay's RNLI lifeboat, said: "We located the girl and brought her onboard the lifeboat where she was immediately given first aid by a doctor and paramedic who were members of the lifeboat crew.

"We took the girl back to shore where she was handed into the care of paramedics who took her to hospital.

"The three other people who had been aboard the overturned speedboat were also taken to hospital after being treated at the lifeboat station."

The girl's identity has not yet been revealed but her next of kin have been informed.

Police are investigating the incident and have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

A spokesman said: "We would appeal for anyone who was in the area at the time, either on the water or walking along the cliffs or seashore and witnessed the incident, to call us on 101 and quote log number 326 02/05/2015."