South West Wales

Lydstep, Tenby: Rescue as climbers hurt in fall

RNLI footage of the rescue
Image caption RNLI image of the lifeboat approaching the stricken climbers

A major rescue operation was launched after two rock climbers fell from a cliff on the Pembrokeshire coast.

One climber was said to be seriously injured in the incident at Lydstep near Tenby and was airlifted to hospital in Swansea by RAF helicopter.

The other casualty had lesser injuries and was picked up by the crew of the Tenby lifeboat.

He was met by paramedics in Tenby who took him to Withybush Hospital in Haverfordwest.

Milford Haven Coastguard was alerted to the incident at 18:00 GMT by Dyfed-Powys Police.