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Team Awarded for Brave Cliff Rescue

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3:54pm 1st May 2014
(Updated 3:54pm 1st May 2014)

After a pensioner fell down a 100 foot cliff in Cornwall, officers are praised for their daring rescue.

The 80 year old would have been dashed onto rocks if his clothes had not got caught in brambles.

He escaped with just cuts and bruises.

Now seven military officers who went to the rescue at Mount Edgecumbe Country Park are being presented with awards.

PC Darren Lawton clambered up 25 feet to help, he said: "Once I was alongside him it wasn't until that point where I momentarily took time to look around, gather my thoughts and look at the position I was then in, I suddenly realised I had probably made the wrong mistake of going up there.

"At the time you are not really conscious of the dangers that you are facing, the primary reason to get there was to ensure the safety of the member of the public, if it happens again in the future it will be dealt with in exactly the same way, it is the satisfaction you get out of knowing that the individual is safe and well and made a full recovery."

3:54pm 1st May 2014

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