An investigation into how an autistic woman managed to fall off a pier while out with a carer is under way.
Brixham coastguards were alerted on Tuesday night when the 24-year-old got through railings at Torquay's Princess Pier and fell into the sea.
She was rescued following a full-scale search involving coastguards, lifeboat and a police helicopter.
The woman, who is a resident at the Westbrooke Grange in Lummaton Cross, was taken to Torbay Hospital.
A spokeswoman from Modus Care Limited, which runs the unit, said the woman is well and that the incident is under investigation.
Westbrooke Grange is a small specialist hospital for people with autistic spectrum disorder and associated mental health needs. It is registered with the Healthcare Commission .