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Two ‘seriously ill’ after Woolacombe Beach rescue

09:25 27 August 2014

Archant

Police not treating incident as suspicious

Two people are seriously ill after being rescued from the sea at Woolacombe Beach yesterday (Tuesday).

A nine-year-old boy and a woman in her later forties were taken to North Devon District Hospital by RAF helicopter at around 3.30pm, police said.

Both casualties were unconscious when rescued by RNLI lifeguards and the boy has now been moved to Bristol Children’s Hospital.

Surf conditions were said to be heavy with the local RNLI having to deal with a number of incidents.

Police are not treating the incident as suspicious.

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