Police save Torquay man's life after he is pulled from sea

(Last Updated On: November 3, 2017)

A Torquay man has been saved by police who pulled him from the sea in the early hours of this morning, 3rd November.

Police in Torquay were called to reports of a man, unclothed, who had entered the water just before 4am.

Inspector Nigel Yelland and Sergeant Steve Shepherd responded, entered the water and recovered the man who was not breathing. They commenced CPR and the man started breathing after coughing up a large amount of water.

A police spokesperson, said: “The selfless and courageous actions from Inspector Yelland and Sergeant Shepherd should be commended as they undoubtedly save the life of this vulnerable person this morning.

“They entered the water to rescue the man, and their swift CPR got him breathing again.

“Both returned to duty with little fuss; the only downside is that they now both need new boots as their current pairs are ruined!”

A 23-year-old man from Torquay was taken to hospital where his injuries are not thought to be serious. He is now receiving support from mental health professionals.

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