Woman injured falling from Old Harry Rocks cliffs


A woman is said to have fallen from a cliff after she went climbing in the Old Harry Rocks near Swanage, just before 16:00 BST on Friday. The woman who is believed to be a bit over 60 was said to have climbed over 60fts where she slipped and fell from a coastal cliff in Dorset.

The coastguard, RNLI, police, ambulance service, and fire service all attended, alongside the coastguard and air ambulance helicopters.

She was airlifted from the bottom of the cliff and brought by helicopter to Southampton General Hospital.

A spokesman for Swanage Coastguard said: “A large area was temporarily cleared and closed to permit the emergency services to figure including landing two helicopters.

She is currently in critical condition and been given medical attention.


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