A two-year-old child has been taken to hospital after falling 15ft onto a busy beach in Torquay.

A major operation was launched by emergency services and the Torbay Coastguard was deployed to Meadfoot Beach where the child had fallen from a walkway above.

Devon Air Ambulance was also on the scene but the child was transported by land ambulance to hospital.

The condition of the child is unknown.

A spokesman for Torbay Coastguard said:

The Ambulance service were called initially to reports of a two-year-old child who had fallen from the walkway on to the beach below.

Spokesman for Torbay Coastguard
The condition of the child is unknown. Credit: Torbay Coastguard