Emergency services rush to incident at seaside town

A huge emergency service operation was launched in Torquay this evening after a person fell at a coastal path.

The Devon Air Ambulance, paramedics and coastguard teams were all seen near the Imperial Hotel from around 6.30pm.

Footage showed four ambulances speeding through Torquay harbourside.

A coastguard spokesperson confirmed emergency services were called after a person had a fall at a coastal path and was extracted from rocks.

The condition of the casualty is currently unknown.

Coastguard teams outside the Imperial Hotel in Torquay
(Image: Tim Barnes)

In a statement, the coastguard said: “At shortly after 5.30pm today, Berry Head and Torbay Coastguard Rescue Teams were sent to assist the South Western Ambulance Service with a casualty who required medical assistance after suffering a fall at a coastal path in Torquay.

“The casualty was located and extracted from rocks by the Coastguard and passed into the care of the Ambulance Service.”

An eyewitness told Devon Live they saw: “Air Ambulance seen circling, possible landing Daddyhole Plain at 17:50 hrs.

“Coastguard Vehicles, Emergency Service Vehicles passing in direction of said landing at 18:15 hrs.”

Air ambulance over Imperial Hotel in Torquay
(Image: Tim Barnes)

They continued: “Coast Rescue Services parked outside Imperial Hotel. Representative stated incident with person on cliffs.

“Three Emergency Incident Response Vehicle Vans, NHS Ambulance.

“Vehicles leaving area at 19:00 hrs.

“One Ambulance blue lights flashing.

“No Police Vehicles.”

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