Emergency crews attend suspected overdose on Sidmouth beach

PUBLISHED: 11:02 09 February 2017 | UPDATED: 11:02 09 February 2017

Jacob's Ladder beach. Photo by Simon Horn.

Jacob's Ladder beach. Photo by Simon Horn.


Beer Coastguard was tasked at 3.05pm on Wednesday (February 8) to assist paramedics with a woman after reports of a suspected overdose on Jacob’s Ladder beach, in Sidmouth.

Crew members located the casualty at the top of the path leading to the beach.

She was treated in the ambulance before being taken to hospital.

A Beer Coastguard spokesman said the incident was not connected to the search for Tanya Vickery, who was reported missing on Tuesday.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Sidmouth Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Latest from the Sidmouth Herald