Police helicopter involved in rescue after man jumps into Torquay pier
The coastguard, the police helicopter and the crew of a yacht helped rescue a man from the sea in Torquay.
At about 9.15pm yesterday police attended Princess Pier, Torquay and found that a man had jumped off the Pier and was being swept out to sea.
The police helicopter and the local life boat were both scrambled.
A passing yacht became involved in the rescue and with the police helicopter overhead and coordinating with HM Coastguard the man was eventually pulled from the water onto the yacht.
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He was returned to shore suffering with the cold and taken to hospital where it is expected that he will make a full recovery.