Teenager left with ‘minor’ injuries after Budleigh cliff fall

PUBLISHED: 13:06 03 July 2017


A teenager escaped with minor injuries after a fall from a cliff in Budleigh Salterton on Saturday (July 1).

The coastguard and ambulance service were called out on Saturday night to rescue a male, believed to be a teenager, who had fallen from the cliffs at the River Otter.

South Western Ambulance Service was first on the scene along with the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART), responding to a call made at 6.45pm.

They were joined by Exmouth coastguards at some time between 8pm and 9.30pm.

The teenager was treated for facial and arm injuries before being transferred across the river by HART members using an inflatable raft.

Paramedics took him to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital for treatment.

Exmouth Coastguard station officer Martin Freeland said: “The cliffs in this area are unpredictable. People need to take care when climbing them – there are risks.”

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