Coastguard crews and Sea King helicopter scrambled to late night call to rescue 40-year-old man.

A 40-YEAR-OLD man was airlifted to hospital on Saturday night after falling 40ft down a cliff in Westward Ho!

Coastguard crews from Westward Ho! and Instow were scrambled to reports from a member of the public that the man had fallen near Seafield House at around 10pm.

The man was located and the Sea King helicopter from RMB Chivenor was called out to help with the rescue operation.

The man was airlifted to North Devon District Hospital with a number of injuries at around 10.55pm. His current condition is not known.