Cornwall

Man falls from cliffs in Polzeath

  • 3 September 2012
  • From the section Cornwall

A man who fell from cliffs on the north Cornwall coast has been airlifted to hospital, Falmouth coastguards have said.

The 74-year-old man fell 20ft (6m) down cliffs at Rumps Point near Polzeath.

The Polzeath Cliff Rescue Team and a helicopter from RNAS Culdrose in Helston were involved in the rescue operation.

The man's condition is being assessed by medical staff.

Watch Officer James Instance from Falmouth Coastguard said the man "was conscious and talking to the ambulance crew under difficult circumstances".

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