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Rescue team assist fallen climber

Credit: Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team (Ashburton)

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team in Ashburton were called out to assist the air ambulance with the evacuation of a climber who had fallen from Haytor.

Credit: Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team (Ashburton)

They were settling in to a training session in the River Dart at Buckfastleigh yesterday evening, before being called to assist.

Credit: Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team (Ashburton)

The team were involved with the transfer of the climber to the helicopter, who was then taken to a hospital.

Watch the air ambulance take off below:

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We hope the climber makes a speedy recovery.

– Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team (Ashburton)

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Sports centre cancels classes amid norovirus worry

A sports centre on the same complex as two schools with suspected norovirus has become the latest to close its doors.

Ashmoor Sports Centre has cancelled its clubs in an attempt to halt the spread of the illness.

Community Sports Manager Tom posted on the club's Facebook page that Gymnastics, Trampolining and the climbing clubs had all been stopped, as well as the evening's spinning class.

The Astro turf pitch is not being treated as an area for concern due to the outside temperatures.

Second Devon school closes after suspected norovirus outbreak

A second school has announced it is to shut after a suspected norovirus outbreak.

The Atrium Studio - which is adjacent to Devon Community College which has also closed its doors - says it will not open until Monday March 13.

Both schools announced on the same day they were to close after staff and pupils came down with the vomiting bug.

The schools share a playground and outside area - which could be how the highly contagious bug was transmitted between the sites.

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Man killed in fatal Dartmoor crash

A man in his 60s has died after a serious collision in private woodland near Clifford Bridge in Dartmoor.

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Emergency services were called to the scene just before 2:30pm on Saturday 7 January.

The incident involved a red soft-top sports car which was taking part in an organised hill climb event.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

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