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Teenager Hurt In 'Cliff Fall'

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5:21pm 14th October 2014
(Updated 5:21pm 14th October 2014)

A teenage boy has been airlifted to hospital after apparently falling from cliffs near Newquay.

Emergency crews were scrambled to Whipsiderry on Tuesday morning.

The victim was found injured on the beach.

He was rushed to the Royal Cornwall Hospital with what police describe as life threatening injuries and police have confirmed that he has been transferred to Derriford.

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Police received a call at around 11am this morning (Tuesday 14 October) that a teenage boy was missing and that a bag had been found at the top of the cliff in Alexandra Road, Newquay.

"Police and air ambulance attended the scene and found a teenage boy injured on Whipsderry Beach, he's believed to have fallen down a cliff.

"The teenage was airlifted to Treliske Hospital with serious injuries described as life threatening.

"Investigations into the incident continue. Witness are asked to call the police on 101 quoting log number 0230 for the 14th October."

5:21pm 14th October 2014

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