Man rescued after Matchams ravine plunge

A man has been rescued by firefighters after he fell 8m (26ft) down a ravine in Dorset.

Fire crews from Hampshire and Dorset were called out to rescue the 20-year-old man at Matchams, near Ringwood, on Saturday evening.

The service's technical rescue team managed to successfully lift the man to safety using a rope and basket stretcher.

He was taken to hospital with suspected back injuries.

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