Multi agency rescue at Long Quarry

(Last Updated On: July 16, 2020)

Emergency services were alerted to a person having a medical episode at the bottom of Long Quarry, Torquay last night, Wednesday 15 July.

A group of friends were their way back up to the top of the quarry when one became unwell.

Coastguard crews, including the Coastguard helicopter, RNLI and paramedics attended the incident below Walls Hill around 7.15pm.

Photo: Torbay Coastguard Rescue Team

Teignmouth lifeboat assisted paramedics, taking them to the location.

Torbay Coastguard Rescue Team Said: “On further assessment by land Paramedics and the Coastguard Medic onboard the Helicopter which had since landed in the Quarry, it was decided the casualty needed to be extricated to University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (Derriford Hospital) by Helicopter for further medical care.

“This incident was a fantastic demonstration of multi agency working and JESIP. On scene we had 3 Coastguard Rescue Teams (Torbay, Teignmouth and Berry Head CRT) RNLI Teignmouth Lifeboat, 2 land crews from South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 924 from Newquay and Devon & Cornwall Police.

“We wish the casualty a speedy recovery.”

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