Emergency services at the Valley of Rocks near Lynton - Credit: Lynton Fire Station
Emergency services at the Valley of Rocks near Lynton - Credit: Lynton Fire Station

Person 'hanging on' at Valley of Rocks rescued

Joseph Bulmer

Yesterday the on-call crew at Lynton Fire Station were called to rescue a person who had fallen from a path at the Valley of Rocks just outside Lynton.

The casualty was reported as ‘hanging on’ with little detail of exact location which with the nature of the paths and drops in the area commanded a response from a variety of emergency service vehicles until they had been located.

Fortunately, the person had fallen from a high path away from the sea with non-life-threatening injuries and was a little distance from the path with their partner holding on.

Lynton’s on call Coast Guard quickly assisted the local fire crew, and we were later backed up other units from both services and the coastguard helicopter.

The casualty was stabilised and assisted to the waiting ambulance.

A Lynton Fire Station spokesperson said: “The small village we live in is lucky to have two emergency services who respond on pagers quickly day and night leaving their Jobs and families to help others at a moment's notice, great work from all involved, from a fire service perspective I would like the thank the coast guard for their help today, great team effort from two emergency services.”