An elderly woman was found face down in the sea at Dawlish Warren this afternoon. She was dragged ashore by holidaymakers before the RNLI and Air Ambulance assisted. The woman was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.
The driver of the 14.25pm Plymouth to Edinburgh service has reported striking a person who jumped off the station platform at Dawlish Warren. At this stage, it is not yet a confirmed fatality.
All services are on stop and the line has been closed. Trains are being turned around at Exeter St Davids and at Newton Abbot. Ambulance services are en route to the incident.
British Transport Police has declared the incident as ‘non-suspicious’.
The Government is to levy 5% VAT on new static caravans, rather than the 20% announced in the budget. Patrick Chenery, who owns a holiday park in Dawlish Warren says that the climbdown may have saved his livelihood.