Cornwall cliff fall leaves boy seriously injured

A teenager on holiday was seriously injured when he fell 40ft from a cliff in Cornwall and landed on rocks below.

The boy was hurt when he fell at Cadgwith on the Lizard Peninsula on Sunday afternoon.

Coastguard rescue officers and a helicopter from RNAS Culdrose went to the boy's rescue and he was flown to Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.

Falmouth Coastguard said they believed he had been on holiday with his family and had sustained serious injuries.

The coastguard were alerted to the emergency by ambulance staff at about 16:20 BST.

James Instance from Falmouth Coastguard said: "We would like to remind the public if walking along the cliff or coastline to take care and make sure that you are properly equipped for walking along paths.

"Do not attempt to climb up or down cliffs unless you are properly equipped and trained to do so."

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