Missing man found seriously injured after falling through roof

(Last Updated On: August 2, 2020)

Update: Sadly the man passed away.

A missing Torquay man was found seriously injured after falling through a roof of a disused factory in Totnes.

Police, police helicopter and search and rescue teams were involved in the search for the 22-year-old. The man was found at the old Dairy Crest Milk factory next to Totnes Railway Station, located by a search dog.

The man, who was seriously injured, was taken to Derriford hospital.

Kingsbridge Police described the rescue on social media: “The male was located in a derelict building having fallen 15 feet through a corrugated roof some 24 hours before.. He was unconscious and suffered major injuries. Life saving treatment was provided by a medic from USAR before Paramedics and the Air Ambulance attended. He has been taken by helicopter to Derriford Major Trauma Centre where he will receive specialist treatment.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the male and wish him a full recovery.

“I’d like to make a personal appeal to ask people to stay away from derelict buildings and draw your attention to the risks which are being taken.

“We would like to thank the staff from USAR who assisted massively, their dog who located the patient, the Devon Air Ambulance and also the staff from SWAST who were all experts in their field. Without this multi-agency approach the outcome could have been very different.”

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