Update: Man airlifted to hospital from Hopes Nose, Torquay

(Last Updated On: December 9, 2014)

A man was airlifted to hospital after a medical emergency at Hopes Nose, Torquay this afternoon.


Hopes Nose, Torquay

The ambulance and Coastguards services were called to the popular fishing spot at around 2.30pm this afternoon after reports of a man falling ill. The man was said to be hyperglycaemic.


Rescuers making their way back

Because of the location of the man, who was said to have been drifting in an out of consciousness, the coastguard requested assistance from the Portland Coastguard helicopter to airlift the man to hospital.

Photo Credit: Kate Mansell

Photo Credit: Kate Mansell


Photo Credit: Kate Mansell

Photo Credit: Kate Mansell


The man was taken to Torbay Hospital.

The man is thought to be in his 30’s, witnesses say he had been fishing.

Friends of the man say that he recovered well and was released from hospital later that evening.

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