A cyclist from Exmouth who disappeared after riding into a pothole on the B3178 is still missing, Devon and Cornwall police have confirmed. Search and rescue teams have been scouring the pothole since first light in search of Jason Beesley, whose Durango 29 Sport has been found on a ledge about 50 feet down inside the pothole.
‘It could take 3-4 days before we finish exploring the pothole completely,’ said a spokesman. ‘We’ve got a team of adventure cavers coming down from Somerset to help out tomorrow but quite honestly it’s been 24 hours now and I don’t hold out too much hope. It’s one thing finding your way around Cheddar Gorge in the middle of winter but the potholes on the B3178 are something else altogether.’