Woman airlifted to hospital by police helicopter

16:10 25 February 2013

Archant

The 25-year-old was found in woodland near Torrington in the early hours of this morning.

A POLICE helicopter airlifted a woman to hospital in the early hours of this morning (Mon) after she was taken ill in a heavily wooded area.

At around 1.30am, police received a call from the ambulance service asking for assistance to get to a casualty in woodland near to the Tarka Trail near Torrington.

A police spokesman said: “The casualty’s companion was unable to give a precise location other than she was in thick woods somewhere near Weare Gifford, in terrain described as treacherous.

“An officer on foot was able to find her and administered first aid before an observer from the force helicopter was able to reach them.

“The casualty, a 25 year old woman, was then stabilised and an ambulance crew provided medical aid before she was lifted to an accessible area.”

She was flown by police helicopter to North Devon District Hospital where she was treated before being discharged.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 17:30
Rosie remembered:  Rosie's mum Diane (second left), father Guy and sisters  Jessica and Millie with  Tammy Garner (far left). Picture RICHARD HOROBIN

The parents and sisters of 11-year-old Rosie Perry Jones handed out the prizes at the Lyme Lifeboat Week pavement artists’ competition, which was dedicated to her memory.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:57
Designer Wayne Hemingway.

A top designer has been invited to have his say on the future of Exmouth seafront.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:30

Vandals threw a bench, a sign, large logs and a red bike into the River Sid over the weekend.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:43
Ameera Pheby and her sister Yasmin

Ameera Pheby, aged 10, won her place ahead of hundreds of other young hopefuls after impressing judges with her article on the importance of libraries.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00
Children at a singing workshop with Sarah Ryan at Colyford Memorial Hall. Ref mha 33-16TI 6093. Picture: Terry Ife

Some of East Devon’s most talented young performers, joined together at a four-day summer show workshop.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:16
The Tour of Britain stage start on Sidmouth seafront in 2013. Bradley Wiggins is pictured centre in the yellow jersey. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shs 9563-38-13SH

‘The race has just gone up another notch in the thrill stakes’

Read more
Yesterday, 13:05
An estimated 500 people took part in a silent protest against cuts to services at North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple on Tuesday morning. Picture: Tony Gussin

Update: Success Regime head responds as campaigners urge ‘no cuts to health services’ at the peaceful Red Line mass protest in Barnstaple

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30
Former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss presenting Dom Bess with his cap

CREDIT: @englandcricket

The Sri Lankan under-19s captain was caught out by a Sidford teenager making his international cricket debut last week.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:02
Beautiful Days Festival 2016 at Escot Park, Ottery St Mary

Relatively low levels of reported crime and good deeds at Escot Park, Ottery St Mary, event

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00
Wendy Spratling with Sidmouth's Fairtrade certificate.

Effort of volunteers pays off.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 15°C

Most Read News

Place a family notice

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Find a job in Devon



Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

FFind planning applications