Bournemouth cliff rescue

There is overnight news of a cliff rescue at Bournemouth.

Coastguard Helicopter Rescue 104 from Lee on Solent was scrambled at just after midnight following a report that a 22 year old man had fallen over the cliff.

Southbourne Coastguard Rescue Team backed up by Lymington Coastguard Rescue Team and Dorset Fire and Rescue were all sent to the area and discovered that the man was trapped halfway down the cliff and caught on railings.

The man was airlifted to Poole and transferred to the hospital where he is  reported as suffering suspected head, neck and back injuries but stable.

The incident is a reminder that cliffs in urban areas can be as dangerous as those on the Isle of Purbeck or Christchurch Bay.

About Leigh Hatts

Leigh Hatts is an experienced walker and has known the local coastline since childhood. He is the author of many successful walking guides.
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