Man, 71, rescued from cliffs after suffering injuries in fall

PUBLISHED: 10:47 10 December 2017 | UPDATED: 10:47 10 December 2017

Two coastguard teams worked together.

Two coastguard teams worked together.

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A 71-year-old was rescued by the coastguard after he suffered hip and leg injuries near Orcombe Point.

Beer and Exmouth’s coastguard teams were called to the coastal path at around 8.30pm last night (Saturday).

A walker had called 999 after falling on the cliffs between the geoneedle and the golf club.

He was unable to move, and two search teams found him with hip and leg injuries.

Specialist paramedics assessed him, before he was transferred to a helicopter to be taken to hospital.

An Exmouth coastguard spokesman said: “Fairly challenging rescue but all teams worked really well together. We wish the casualty well.”

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