Man seriously injured in Torquay cliff fall
A MAN was in a serious condition in hospital today after falling 65 feet down cliffs at Torquay last night.
The 40-year-old man was rescued from the water off Oddicombe Beach at about 7.20pm, Brixham Coastguard said.
Torbay lifeboat and the inshore lifeboat assisted with the rescue.
The man was taken to Torbay Hospital before being transferred to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth. The nature of his injuries is currently unknown.
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The all-weather lifeboat and inshore lifeboat were launched from Brixham at 7.30pm and the casualty was secured in a stretcher before being placed in an ambulance.
It was reported that another man had tried to swim out to help the casualty but had to be recovered by the lifeboat.
The crew of the inshore boat provided medical assistance and paramedic transfers to the casualty location.
A further group of around twenty people were transferred to safety from a ledge by the inshore lifeboat.
Earlier in the evening the inshore lifeboat was sent to Torquay's Armchair Rock where three youths in a dinghy were clinging to the five-knot marker buoy having apparently lost their oars.
They were all recovered and returned to Saltern Cove their point of departure.