Cliff-top rescue sees climber taken to hospital

PUBLISHED: 15:48 31 May 2018 | UPDATED: 15:57 31 May 2018

Cheddar Gorge photographed by Jack Thurston.

Cheddar Gorge photographed by Jack Thurston.

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A climber had to be rescued after falling at Cheddar Gorge this afternoon (Thursday).

Police, paramedics and firefighters were dispatched to the gorge in Somerset after someone got stuck on a cliff.

The 999 call came in shortly before noon.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Crews liaised with the other agencies and were able to set up the turntable ladder in order to rescue the casualty who was then conveyed to hospital by ambulance.”

A spokesman for South Western Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 11.51am this morning.

“A male climber had fallen and required treatment for a suspected broken ankle.”

The man was taken by ambulance for emergency treatment in Bath.


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