Coastguards assist man having chest pains during Airshow

(Last Updated On: June 3, 2018)

Torbay Coastguard assisted with a casualty on Paignton beach during Torbay Airshow this afternoon, Sunday 3rd June.

The casualty, who was experiencing chest pains, was on a wall next to the Redcliffe hotel. Torbay and Berry Head Coastguard worked together to ensure the man was lowered safely to the beach, setting up a rope system from above.

Then man was then taken to a waiting ambulance.

Coastguards on Paignton seafront today

Torbay Coastguard said on their Facebook page: “As we got one of our CRO’s into water rescue PPE for the parachute display and to provide water safety cover at the Torbay Airshow parachute landing, we were alerted to a member of the public with chest pains. Due to the location of the casualty the St John Ambulance and the event team requested our extrication methods and then carry the casualty off the beach Berry Head Coastguard were also tasked to assist. We set up a rope system to assist the team bringing the casualty down to the beach on our stretcher. The team then carried out the casualty to the care of paramedics and st John ambulance. This was a great demonstration of teams working together in such a busy environment, whilst providing the casualty the best care. The team who were covering the parachute landing then assisted with the incident when the landings had completed safely,”

At the parachute landing site

You can join us on our social media pages, follow us on Facebook or Twitter and keep up to date with whats going on in South Devon.

Got a news story, blog or press release that you’d like to share or want to advertise with us? Contact us


Team account for We Are South Devon.