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WATCH: Man airlifted after Cornwall 'cliff fall'

WATCH: Man airlifted after Cornwall 'cliff fall'

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 6:43am 21st August 2017. (Updated at 12:32pm 21st August 2017)

Photo: Nilfanion/Maritime and Coastguard Agency

It is believed a man, rushed to hospital in south-east Cornwall, had fallen 100ft from cliffs.

The 30-year-old was airlifted after being found unconscious at Penlee Point on the Rame Peninsula.

Two Coastguard rescue teams and the helicopter got the call on Sunday, from police searching for a missing person.

Crews were met by an ambulance on Plymouth Hoe, where the casualty was taken to Derriford.

Posting on Facebook, Tamar Coastguard said: "Team paged this afternoon to a male that had suffered a medical episode at Penlee Point.

"Once on scene, along with paramedics and the police, the casualty was quickly located and being assessed by paramedics.

"Looe coastguard and the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter R924 had also been tasked.

"Once assessed it was deemed best that the casualty be taken to hospital by helicopter.

"The helipad at Penlee is to small to land it on so a safe winching area was made by the team.

"The casualty was then placed into the helicopters stretcher and using a highline technique was winched up and due to the weather conditions taken to Plymouth Hoe, where he was met by Plymouth coastguards and a land ambulance and taken to Derriford hospital".

A spokesperson from Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Police were called at around 3pm on Sunday 20th August following a concern for the welfare of a 30-year-old Paignton man, reported missing in the Torpoint area.

"Officers conducted an area search for the man and he was located unconscious down a cliff at Penlee Point just before 4pm.

"Ambulance attended and the man was treated at the scene.

"He was airlifted by the Coastguard helicopter and then taken to Derriford Hospital by ambulance [which met the helicopter on the Hoe].

"He remains in a stable condition in hospital. His condition is not described as life-changing or life-threatening".

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