Cornwall

Commando Ridge cliff rescuers battle 70mph winds for climbers

Bosigran Cliff Image copyright Bob Jones
Image caption One of the climbers was injured after the pair got into difficulties on Bosigran Cliff

Coastguards rescued two climbers who got stuck on a cliff as winds gusted to 70mph.

One of the climbers was injured after the pair got into difficulties on Bosigran Cliff, known as Commando Ridge, in Cornwall.

Coastguard rescue teams from Lands End, St Ives and Penzance lifted the climbers to safety on Saturday afternoon.

The poor weather conditions meant a "challenging rescue" said coastguards.

Nic Lonsdale, senior maritime operations officer at Falmouth Coastguard said: "'People who know the area will know why it's called Commando Ridge.

"These teams worked hard and brilliantly to rescue these climbers and did a marvellous job."

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