Sidmouth Regatta fall

PUBLISHED: 16:52 31 August 2010 | UPDATED: 17:29 31 August 2010

The Devon Air Ambulance was called to Sidmouth on Saturday to airlift a casualty that had fallen from the seafront wall. The helicopter is pictured flying over the Port Royal Club.; Photo by Adele Salter. Ref shs air ambulance 2

The Devon Air Ambulance was called to Sidmouth on Saturday to airlift a casualty that had fallen from the seafront wall. The helicopter is pictured flying over the Port Royal Club.; Photo by Adele Salter. Ref shs air ambulance 2

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Woman falls from sea wall during Sidmouth Regatta events

A WOMAN was airlifted to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) on Saturday afternoon after she fell 15 feet from the sea wall at Sidmouth while watching Sidmouth Regatta.

The incident happened at the tallest part of the sea wall, close to Sidmouth Sailing Club at Eastern Town.

Several 999 calls were made by the crowd, there to watch this year’s Regatta events at around 3.41pm and land crew from Exmouth and Honiton stood by near the scene while Devon Air Ambulance, on its way back from Plymouth, landed at The Ham.

A spokesman for Devon’s South West Ambulance Service, said: “A rapid response vehicle was already at the scene. The woman fell 15 feet.”

He could not confirm whether she was conscious or not before being airlifted to hospital.


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