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Tourists Plunge 50ft from Cliffs

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10:40am 17th August 2012
(Updated 10:40am 17th August 2012)

A man and a woman have suspected broken legs after plunging 50ft from sandy cliffs near Bude.

One is thought to have gone over the edge when it collapsed at Widemouth Bay at around midnight.

The other tried to rescue him, but got into trouble themselves.

A cliff rescue team and helicopter was scrambled to the scene.

Both were airlifted to North Devon District Hospital with facial injuries and suspect fractures.

It is thought that they were staying at a nearby guesthouse.

Terry Collins from Falmouth Coastguard warned about the dangers of Cornish cliffs: "They are very steep, they are very deceptive where the edges can be. It is very easy to slip over the edge. Even if you think the cliff has got a little bit of a grass edge on top, those slopes can be very slippery and very steep.

"All we can do is keep trying to push the message of safety. It's something you can't legislate for and you certainly can't fence off or rope off the cliff tops. Please think long and hard while you are on the cliff tops. Think safety."

10:40am 17th August 2012

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