Cliff-top rescue sees climber taken to hospital
PUBLISHED: 15:48 31 May 2018 | UPDATED: 15:57 31 May 2018
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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