Missing man found 24 hours after falling through roof of derelict factory

The man fell through the roof of the old Dairy Crest milk farm in Totnes. Credit: ITV West Country

A man reported missing from Torquay has been airlifted to hospital after he fell through the roof of a disused factory in Totnes and was left undiscovered for 24 hours.

The 22-year-old was found unconscious at the old Dairy Crest Milk factory next to Totnes Railway Station, having fallen 15 feet through the corrugated roof.

Emergency services gave him life saving treatment at the scene before he was airlifted to Derriford Major Trauma Centre in Plymouth for specialist treatment.

The man fell through the roof of the Old Dairy Crest factory in Totnes. Credit: ITV West Country

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service also had to attend, along with a police helicopter from South Wales.

In a statement on Facebook, police from Kingsbridge said: "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the male and we wish him a full recovery."

Devon and Cornwall Police is now reminding members of the public to stay away from derelict buildings and be aware of the significant risks.

They have also thanked Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) who, along with a dog who found the man, helped in getting him to hospital.

The young man was found at the derelict factory with the help of a search dog. Credit: ITV West Country