Man rescued on Bodmin Moor after sustaining spinal injury whilst diving

East cornwall rescue team
The man was rescued after sustaining an injury whilst diving. Credit: East Cornwall Search & Rescue Team

A man has been taken to hospital after sustaining a spinal injury whilst jumping into water on Bodmin Moor.

Rescue teams from Cornwall were called by police to assist at 1:36pm yesterday (Wednesday 2 September) after receiving reports a man had been injured diving into water at Gold Diggings.

The 42-year-old was assessed by crews and then transported on a stretcher back to the Hurlers car park.

On arrival, the 42-year-old was assessed by paramedics from the air ambulance and transported to Hurlers Car Park on a stretcher.

He was later taken to Derriford Hospital for further treatment.