A WOMAN was taken to hospital today after collapsing on the beach in Brixham.
Coastguards were called to St Mary's beach at 11am after reports the woman has fallen ill after swimming in the sea.
Torbay RNLI lifeboat was sent to the scene as the beach was difficult for the land ambulance to reach.
She was taken to Haldon Pier in Torquay and transferred to an ambulance.
HM Coastguard could not confirm how serious her condition was.
The woman was taken to Torbay Hospital for treatment.