Woman taken to hospital after falling from Bideford Quay wall

A woman who fell from the Quay wall in to the river Torridge in Bideford this evening is on the way to Torbay District Hospital.

Although the woman is believed to have little or no injuries, the Force Incident Manager for Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed she was in the back of an ambulance on the way to the hospital, “alive and conscious”.

The incident saw the Coastguard in attendance, along with South Western Ambulance and Devon and Cornwall Police.

A spokesperson from Falmouth Coastguard said: “We had a report from the police that a female had fallen off the Quay wall, I believe they are OK, but obviously it was a multi-agency response at the scene, with ourselves, South Western Ambulance, and police, but we don’t have any other details.”

The Force Incident Manager for Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed that the woman had fallen in to the water from the Quay wall, swam to a boat, and was later removed from the water before being placed in an ambulance headed towards Torbay Hospital.

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A photo from the incident, by Bulletin Media, shows the multi-agency response at the scene of the incident in Bideford this evening.

North Devon News said on Twitter that they had received reports of a woman who fell into the river Torridge in Bideford this evening.

In a tweet North Devon News said: “Thanks to the members of the public that called in the emergency services and Appledore lifeboat, and thanks to the two gentlemen that jumped in to rescue her.”

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