Man seriously hurt in Cornwall cliff fall

  • 14 July 2013
  • From the section Cornwall

A man has been seriously injured in a 100ft (30m) fall from cliffs in Cornwall.

The 28-year-old slipped while walking at Whitsand Bay near Plymouth at about 02:00 BST on Sunday, emergency services said.

The man was with a friend, who raised the alarm, and he was airlifted to hospital in Plymouth with serious head injuries.

Coastguards warned people to be wary of walking along cliff edges in the dark.

Brixham watch manager Dave Scullion said: "Cliff edges can be dangerous during daylight hours as they can be slippery and prone to erosion.

"They become even more dangerous during the hours of darkness when it's often difficult to see the edge and you can easily just take a step into the void."

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