A man was airlifted to hospital on Sunday after the Devon Air Ambulance had to make a landing on Clovelly beach.

The Clovelly RNLI lifeboat crew and fundraisers were serving tea to visitors as part of the Clovelly Lobster and Crab Feast when the call came in at 4.12pm.

They swiftly managed to clear the station of visitors and head out to sea to rescue the casualty, bringing him back to the shore.

Hartland Coastguard were also tasked to the scene, where they were asked to set up a landing site on the beach for the air ambulance.

A spokesman for the coastguard team said: “Once the team arrived at Clovelly the helicopter had already landed on the beach; the team then redirected towards the harbour from the football pitch to meet the Clovelly RNLI boat who’d successfully rescued and secured the casualty.

“Once the casualty was checked over by paramedics they were then transferred from the boat to the air ambulance and airlifted to Plymouth.”