Child, 5, severely injured at popular Dartmoor attraction

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team - Ashburton were called to Becky Falls near Bovey Tracey where a five-year-old child was severely injured
-Credit: (Image: Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team - Ashburton)


A five-year-old child was reportedly severely injured at a Dartmoor tourist attraction over the weekend. Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team was called to the incident at around 12:25pm on Sunday, May 26.

The team assisted South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) in helping with the child at Becky Falls tourist attraction near Bovey Tracey. Details of the incident remain unclear and the extent of injuries has not been disclosed.

Dartmoor Search and Rescue said there were 17 volunteers involved and were eventually stood down around an hour later. The young child was transferred to hospital in Bristol by air ambulance.

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In a post shared on Facebook, a spokesperson for the search and rescue team said: "The team were contacted by South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) at 12:24pm to provide assistance with a severely injured 5-year-old child at Becky Falls tourist attraction near Bovey Tracey.

"One of our team doctors was nearby and made his way directly to the location. Initial team members arriving at the location also offered assistance to the paramedics on site. The casualty was transferred by air ambulance to hospital in Bristol. 17 of our volunteers were involved and the team were stood down at 1:20pm."

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