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Devon Air Ambulance

Because of you… Devon got a new Heli!

The New Year brings with it new and exciting projects and plans for Devon Air Ambulance (DAA). The past year has been challenging in many ways for everyone and the team at DAA certainly met and overcame some significant challenges.

But there have also been many developments, highlights and celebrations which wouldn’t have been possible without the unwavering determination of those...

Find out what Derriford Hospital's new helipad means to Peninsula Trauma Centre

In 2012, Derriford Hospital officially became the Peninsula Trauma Centre as part of a new region-wide system in the South West.

This consists of two trauma care networks, each with a major trauma centre at the heart of the network and is supported by the ambulance and air ambulances services, trauma units, local acute hospitals, specialist rehabilitation and many other associated...

Mother and children in Braunton helicopter rescue

The police helicopter was involved in the rescue of a mother and her two children who were lost in north Devon on Sunday night.

At about 7.20pm on Sunday (29 September), Devon and Cornwall Police received an emergency call from the mother who was described as "distraught" and "panicking". She was with her ten-year-old and three-year-old children and told police that she was lost on...

Man dies after falling from rocks

A 55-year-old man has died after falling from rocks while fishing at Meadfoot Beach, Torquay.

Torbay Coastguard says it was called out around 5.50pm on Wednesday (5 June) after receiving a report of a man falling off rocks into the water.

The Torbay Coastguard rescue team, Coastguard Helicopter R106, Torbay RNLI lifeboats, Torquay Harbour Patrol Boat Oscar 4, police and...

Yachtsman dies after falling overboard in the River Yealm

A man has died after falling overboard from a yacht in the entrance to the River Yealm.

Brixham Coastguard say that they received numerous reports of a red flare in the entrance to the River Yealm. Plymouth Coastguard rescue team were called out and the Coastguard rescue helicopter based at Portland was requested. The Plymouth RNLI lifeboat was also launched in the search operation....