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Monday, 10 August 2020 14:16

Fallen climber at Chudleigh rocks

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Callout 33/2020 - Chudleigh Rocks, 11:43 7th August 2020

 At around 11am on Friday 7th August, Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Ashburton were contacted by the police.

Our assistance was requested to secure, stabilise and recover a person who had fallen whilst rockclimbing at Chudleigh rocks in South Devon.

The team deployed three vehicles and 17 team members. Our team doctor, along with BASICS Doctors and paramedics from HART & air ambulance stabilised the casualty whilst the team conducted a technical rescue over vertical and overhanging rocks.

Team members then carried the stretcher through woodland to an air ambulance landing site where Devon air ambulance conveyed the patient to hospital.

This was a complex multi agency operation involving Coast Guard helicopter, BASICS Doctors, Devon air ambulance, SWAST, HART team, along with Devon Cornwall police and Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton.

Our thoughts are with the climber and her family & friends at this difficult time.

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