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Woman drifting in and out of consciousness rescued from Exmouth beach

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: May 08, 2014

Orcombe Point

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A woman in her 30s was rescued from the beach at Orcombe Point , Exmouth last night.

The woman was spotted in difficulties at the waterside as the tide was coming in.

Exmouth Coastguard rescue team along with the inshore lifeboat were called.

A coastguard spokesman said the incident occurred at a particularly inaccessible part of the beach, with rocks and the incoming tide making transfer to a waiting ambulance difficult.

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The inshore lifeboat came alongside and the woman, who was drifting in and out of consciousness was transferred to the inshore lifeboat and taken to a more accessible part of the beach.

She was then transferred by stretcher to a waiting ambulance and taken to the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital.

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