Coastguards in two rescue missions as walkers injured on coastpath at Labrador Bay and Langstone Rocks

By Nick Knight   |   Editor   |
Thursday 2nd September 2021 4:36 pm
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COASTGUARDS were in action twice yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) to rescue two injured people in separate accidents on the coastpath.

Torbay Coastguard Rescue Team was called in to help the Teignmouth Coastguards to rescue a person in their 70s at Labrador Bay at shortly after 1pm and then to help an injured person in their 20s at Langstone Rock at 3pm.

Torbay Coastguards were called in to help Teignmouth Coastguards at Labrador Bay after a report of a casualty in their 70s with a suspected broken ankle on the coastal path.

The casualty was found and treated for a serious injury.

They were then stretchered back to the roadside where the injured person was left in the care of their partner who was taking them to Torbay Hospital A&E.

A spokesperson for the coastguard said: ‘We wish the casualty a speedy recovery.’

The team was again called on to help Teignmouth Coastguards at Langstone Rock after a report of a casualty in their 20s with a suspected back and ankle injury on a coastal path.

The injured person was found, treated and stretchered to Dawlish Warren car park where they were transferred to the care of South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust paramedics.

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