A man was airlifted to hospital after falling down cliffs near Bideford Bay Holiday Park in the early hours of Saturday morning. Clovelly lifeboat, the coastguard and the search and rescue helicopter from Chivenor were called to the cliff near Bucks Cross after the man fell and another got stuck halfway down while trying to reach him. When Hartland coastguard arrived they found a third man in a distressed state fearing for his two friends. The Clovelly lifeboat Toby Rundle landed two crew on the beach below to help the injured man and assist with communication between the rescue services. Once the casualty was stabilised he was airlifted to hospital. Hartland coastguard had also called on Westward Ho! coastguard to assist and attentions turned to rescuing the man stuck on the cliff. Police and ambulance services on scene helped manage the casualties and their recovery. All in all this was a complex rescue, only made possible with all the skills of the various search and rescue assets we are lucky enough to have at our disposal and all co-ordinated from our new operations centre at Falmouth, said James Morley, a member of Hartland coastguard. The Toby Rundle returned to Clovelly for a tricky recovery of the lifeboat over the pebbles during a low spring tide, which required careful co-ordination between boat and shore crew. No further details have been released on the injured mans condition.