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A semi-conscious woman was airlifted to hospital with injuries after she slipped on a wet path near Sidmouth. Beer Coastguard Rescue Team was called to Jacob’s Ladder on Sunday morning (October 3), at around 11.45am, to give treatment to the woman until the air ambulance arrived. The woman, who had an injury to the back of her head, and hip and back pain, was carried by stretcher up the path to the air ambulance. After the woman was examined it was decided to airlift her to hospital. A Beer Coastguard spokesman said: “We were tasked along with Devon Air Ambulance…

A woman who tripped and fell on the coast path near Sidmouth was carried by stretcher to safety by the Beer Coastguard rescue team. Coastguard members were called to an area of coast path east of Sidmouth shortly before 5pm on Monday, September 27, where they found a woman unable to move, with pain in her hip and leg. The woman was taken to hospital by ambulance after she was stretchered by the coastguard team to meet paramedics. Coastguards took the decision to carry the casualty because the fall location could not been reached by ambulance. A Beer Coastguard rescue…

Beer Coastguard and East Devon firefighters spent several hours searching for a dog and rescuing its owner after the pet went off the cliff on the coast path in Dorset on Tuesday lunchtime (September 7). Coastguard teams from Beer and Lyme Regis, and the fire service were called to Thorncombe Beacon, between Bridport and Charmouth, in a bid to locate the lost animal and rescue its owner, who was trapped in mud at the base of the cliff. After a search lasting four-and-a-half hours, the uninjured dog was found by firefighters, and reunited with its owner who had freed himself…

The ‘necessary service’ from volunteers based in Honiton has won the backing of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes, at Beer, who has named the cause its charity of the year. ‘The Buffs’ Brothers, in Beer, held a fundraising tombola at Jubilee Gardens, where they raised funds and awareness of the Devon Freewheelers Blood Bikes charity, who serves the county from its headquarters Honiton . Brother Colin Levine said the Ye Rattenbury Lodge nominated the Devon Freewheelers because its 16 members recognised the work of the charity locally, and across the county. Mr Levine, a member of the events committee, said: “Most…

East Devon District Council (EDDC) has apologised to residents over disruptions to recycling and rubbish collections it has blamed on ‘national staff shortages’. Householders have been warned some waste pick-ups could take place on different days ‘for the foreseeable future’. The authority has set out a series of steps for people to check to see if their collection has been affected. Just as we thought we were returning to more normal times, we are experiencing tremendous pressure because of short-term staff shortages…Residents have been told that if recycling containers have not been emptied after four days, they should take them…

Residents are being asked how £3million should be splashed on improving public toilets in East Devon – but a handful of loos could face closure or redevelopment. District council chiefs want to hear from householders on proposals that also include a ‘pay-to-use’ idea. Options on the table include ‘important’ conveniences in Axminster, Budleigh Salterton, Beer, Exmouth, Honiton, Seaton, and Sidmouth are in line to be refurbished. A total reappraisal is now required of where toilets are required and what facilities are important for residents and visitors…But other loos in Budleigh, Exmouth Seaton and Sidmouth have been earmarked for possible ‘alternative…

Rescuers from Beer Coastguard were on Saturday afternoon (August 7) tasked to search for a woman walker thought to have broken her wrist after a fall on a footpath near Seaton. The casualty was quickly located after she used the What3Words app on her phone, ‘saving valuable time’ the coastguard said. The woman was found on the undercliff coast path between Rousdon and Lyme Regis after rescuers walked for half-an-hour to reach her. The casualty, who had been unable to walk immediately after injury, was checked over by the ambulance service and taken to hospital by friends. Beer Coastguard, Lyme…

A school pupil who injured their ankle while on a school trip on the coast path near Seaton was stretchered to safety by Beer Coastguard. Beer and Lyme Regis Coastguard members were called to the coast path between Seaton and Lyme Regis shortly after noon on Thursday (June 25) to a report of a girl with a suspected broken ankle. The casualty, who was in the undercliff between Lyme and the Allhallows pumping station, was carried by coastguards to a waiting vehicle for hospital treatment. A Beer Coastguard Rescue spokesperson said: “We were tasked to assist Lyme Regis Coastguard with…

Beer Coastguard and the Lyme Regis lifeboat were on Monday evening (June 7) tasked to a report in East Devon of four people being washed out to sea and shouting for help. When the coastguard team arrived, they spotted two people leaving the sea near Axmouth Harbour and discovered no one else was in difficulty in the water. The pair had been snorkelling near the river mouth and within seconds found themselves out at sea, caught on a fast-flowing ebb tide. When it was found no one was in danger the rescue teams stood down and a local boat, who…

A paraglider was left with cuts and grazes after crashing onto the cliff top near Beer on Monday evening (June 1). Coastguards tasked to help shortly after 6.30pm, where they found a paraglider had crashed onto gorse on the cliff edge between Pounds Pool and Beer Head. The man, who crawled to safety, was reunited with his parachute by the Coastguard team, after it became caught in a tree. The rescuers wore harnesses and used specialist anchoring equipment to reach the parachute and cut it free. A Beer Coastguard spokesperson said: “We were tasked to report of a paraglider crashed…

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