Climber rescued after cliff fall near Torquay

Rescue 106 was called out to rescue a climber at Daddyhole Cove Credit: Maritime and Coastguard Agency

A 22-year-old man has been rescued after breaking his leg last night in a cliff fall at Daddyhole Cove near Torquay.

He had been climbing with friends when his equipment failed and he fell 20m from the top of the cliff.

The Coastguard Rescue helicopter was called out and airlifted the casualty to the top of the cliff where he was transferred to Torbay Hospital for further treatment.

The helicopter airlifted the climber to the top of the cliff Credit: Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Brixham Coastguard Watch Manager, David Colmer, said

"This group had gone climbing with the best intentions but equipment failure caused this serious accident. This man was fortunate that his group knew to contact the emergency services which enabled him to get quick medical attention"