Double rescue shout for emergency services

Fire, police, paramedics and lifeboat crews scrambled for incidents in Bideford and Westward Ho!

A YOUNG woman has been rescued from a blazing flat above shops in Westward Ho! tonight (Wednesday).

Firefighters from Appledore and Bideford helped free the woman, believed to have been trapped by a fire in the doorway of a property in Nelson Terrace.

Crews extinguished the fire and rescued the casualty shortly after 7.15pm.

Police and paramedics were also on the scene but the injuries are not thought to be serious.


Meanwhile tonight, Appledore lifeboat crews were launched to reports of a person in the water off Bideford quay.

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The Atlantic 75 was first on scene shortly followed by the boarding boat. The A-75 recovered the casualty, who was handed over to paramedics on the quay.

Check back for more details as soon as we have them.

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