Cornwall

Pentire Point coasteering teenager seriously hurt

Pentire Point, north Cornwall
Image caption The woman was coasteering at Pentire Point when the accident happened

A woman has been airlifted to hospital after a coasteering accident off the coast of Cornwall.

The 19-year-old suffered suspected spinal injuries in the accident at Pentire Point just before 11:30 BST.

Falmouth Coastguard said the difficult rescue involved the RNLI's Newquay inshore lifeboat, Crantock beach lifeguards, Newquay cliff rescue team.

A search and rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose flew the woman to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.

Her condition is not known.

Coasteering involves moving along the coast, climbing cliffs and leaping into the sea.

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