Sidmouth Regatta fall
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.”
You may also want to watch:
He could not confirm whether she was conscious or not before being airlifted to hospital.
- 1 New owner sought for prominent Sidmouth seafront businesses
- 2 Supermarket chain planning four new stores in East Devon
- 3 Three designer handbags stolen from a shop in Sidmouth
- 4 It's official - Devon is one of the most popular places to live
- 5 GP teams have seen 14% increase on pre-pandemic levels
- 6 Woman flown to hospital after fall
- 7 Organisers thrilled with super science festival turnout
- 8 Fundraiser makes brief stop on charity trek
- 9 High scoring in the Sidmouth Stablefords
- 10 Sporting tribute to club stalwart from grateful members