Dorset

Dorset coastal path rescue after girl, 12, falls

Cliffs west of Dancing Ledge
Image caption The cliffs along Dancing Ledge are a popular section of the Dorset Coastal Path

A 12-year-old girl has fallen off a coastal path in Dorset.

The girl, believed to be on a school trip, fell down a long slope close to Dancing Ledge, near Swanage, at about 19:40 BST on Monday.

She suffered head, hip and wrist injuries including a gash to her forehead in the fall, which happened east of St Albans Head.

Coastguard officers airlifted her to Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester for treatment.

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