Police update on man found on Teignmouth train tracks

Police have provided more details an an incident in Teignmouth last night where a man was found on train tracks.

Emergency services, including a police helicopter, were called the area at 8.55pm on Sunday night after he fell from a wall onto the tracks.

Paramedics were reportedly treating him for more than an hour, before he was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The incident is not currently being treated as suspicious.

The police helicopter search light shines over Teignmouth

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

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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.

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.

Teignmouth Train Station
Teignmouth Train Station

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.

A police spokesperson said: “Officers were called to Teignmouth station at 8.54pm yesterday (25/11) after reports that a man had fallen from a wall onto the tracks.

“Colleagues from the ambulance service also attended and a man was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

“This incident is not currently being treated as suspicious.”

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