PICTURES: Kitesurfer taken to hospital after Torquay rescue
A KITESURFER was taken to Torbay Hospital for treatment after being rescued from the sea off Torquay on Sunday.
Brixham Coastguard asked Torbay Coastguard rescuers, the Torbay all-weather lifeboat, a Coastguard Rescue Helicopter and South West Ambulance for help.
The man was in difficulties near Daddyhole Cove.
He was airlifted from the beach to Daddyhole Plain by the helicopter, met by the ambulance crew and transferred to Torbay Hospital for treatment.
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The lifeboat was launched at 12.50pm and a spokesman said the kitesurfer had initially got into trouble in the Meadfoot area and had then been swept towards Daddyhole Cove.
One lifeboat crewman was put ashore to assess the man's condition and await the arrival of the helicopter from Portland.
The helicopter then recovered the crewman from the foot of the cliffs.
Sea conditions at the time were described as 'unpleasant', with an east/north-easterly wind blowing between Force Six and Seven.