Man flown to hospital after being found on train tracks at Teignmouth

A man has been flown to hospital after being found injured on train tracks near Teignmouth station.

Emergency crews were called to the patient at 8.55pm on Sunday night, and were still treating them an hour later, according to the ambulance service.

The extent and nature of the person’s injuries are currently unknown.

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An air ambulance and doctor were also on the scene of the emergency, which caused train services to be held for some time.

Fire service medical co-responders were also on the scene. The fire service says it was mainly called to the incident to help paramedics reach the stricken person on the train tracks.

The police helicopter search light shines over Teignmouth
The police helicopter search light shines over Teignmouth

Witnesses reported seeing a large number of emergency services vehicles heading to the station – and a police helicopter hovering overhead.

Steve Pileford, who lives in nearby Bitton Park Road, said he also saw a helicopter land at a neighbouring rugby pitch.

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Jack Robins, who lives in Bitton Avenue, also near the incident, said: “There is a search light from the helicopter. It’s definitely police.”

Police helicopter Twitter account NPAS Exeter revealed the casualty was a man and that he was on his way to hospital by air ambulance.

The helicopter was apparently called to the scene in order to help illuminate the site while paramedics worked on the casualty.

The railway line reopened shortly before 10pm.

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