Cornwall

Teenage boy in hospital after coasteering in Cornwall

  • 14 April 2014
  • From the section Cornwall

A teenage boy was taken to hospital with suspected spinal injuries after coasteering in south Cornwall.

The 13-year-old boy, who has not been named, was jumping off rocks at the Lizard with an organised group on Sunday afternoon.

He was rescued by the Lizard Lifeboat then transferred to a bigger vessel before being taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.

The boy was later discharged after checks revealed no serious injuries.

Ken Bazeley, of Falmouth Coastguard, warned against jumping off rocks.

He said: "We are quite concerned for him, as were the coastguard services. This is a warning to people that jumping off rocks is a dangerous activity."

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