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VIDEO: Man airlifted after plunging from steep rocks

VIDEO: Man airlifted after plunging from steep rocks

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 9:06am 17th June 2018. (Updated at 9:08am 17th June 2018)

A man has been airlifted to hospital after falling from steep rocks in Charlestown.

Coastguard rescuers, firefighters and paramedics were involved in the rescue at Charlestown.

Crews were page to report of a man having fallen off Polmear Island and another stranded at the top.

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The casualties were winched to safety on Saturday afternoon, before the injured man was flown to Derriford.

Posting on Facebook, St Austell Coastguard said: "Team were paged along with South Western Ambulance Service, St Austell Community Fire Station and Mevagissey Coastguard to reports of a male having fallen off Polmear Island in Charlestown, with another male stranded at the top of the island.

"When on scene, the paramedics and fire service had stabilised the casualty and it was decided the safest method of extraction was via helicopter.

"Coastguard helicopter Rescue 925 was tasked, and initially winched the stranded casualty to safety.

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"Whilst the helo handed the uninjured male to our team at St Austell Rugby Club, on-scene coastguard teams assisted the winchman to package the injured casualty on to the helo stretcher.

"The injured casualty was then airlifted directly to Derriford hospital.

"A great multi-agency effort, all teams worked seamlessly together to get the best possible care to the casualties.

"Just shows the right calls were made on the 999 system to the Coastguard who are responsible for all maritime emergencies on the beaches and cliffs of the UK.

"If you see anyone in trouble please dial 999 early so it doesn’t delay the right services to attend".

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