Two rescued after 40ft cliff fall in South Devon

A man and woman have fallen 40ft (12m) off cliffs in South Devon after they tried to rescue their dog, coastguards have said.

The alarm was raised by a vessel at sea which saw two people at the bottom of cliffs near Meadfoot Beach in Torquay at about 13:00 BST.

Coastguards said the man, aged 53, had fractured his skull and the woman, aged 46, had minor injuries. The dog was unharmed.

The man was taken to hospital.

A coastguard team, lifeboat and the rescue helicopter from Portland were involved in the operation.