Emergency services were called to reports of a girl who had fallen from a cliff in Exmouth last night, Friday 29th June.
The 16-year-old had fallen from a cliff at Orcombe Point onto the beach below at around 9.45pm.
Police, ambulance crews, Exmouth RNLI, Exmouth Coastguard and Devon Air Ambulance attended the incident.
RNLI volunteers were on scene within 8 minutes. The area was only accessible by sea, the RNLI D class lifeboat returned to station to pick up the South West Ambulance HART team and an emergency doctor to take them to the scene.
The girl was initially winched up by the coastguard helicopter and then transferred to Devon Air Ambulance and taken to Derriford Hospital.
Exmouth Coastguard team and Devon and Cornwall police officers were in attendance at Orcombe Point, controlling crowds which had formed and preparing a helicopter landing area on the beach, if needed.
The girl’s sister Kelly Cleland said on an RNLI post on Facebook: “They did an amazing job my sister is lucky to be here so thank u all involved xx”
It is reported that the teenager has a broken back.
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