A WOMAN was winched off a beach near Hartland yesterday afternoon after twisting her ankle.
The search and rescue Sea King helicopter from RMB Chivenor was called to the scene at Peppercombe beach at around 4.30pm.
Prior to the Chivenor helicopter's arrival, one of the Devon air ambulances had landed near the scene and the on-board paramedic treated the casualty. However, it was decided she needed to be winched off the pebbly beach and so the Chivenor crew were drafted in.
The search and rescue helicopter winched the woman, who is believed to be in her late forties, off the beach and she was flown to North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple for treatment.