Woman hurt in 40ft gorge fall

PUBLISHED: 12:30 22 January 2015

Cheddar Cheese, made in the caves and gorge area, is cited as being one of the area's world famous businesses (Photo: Cheddar Gorge and Caves).

Cheddar Cheese, made in the caves and gorge area, is cited as being one of the area's world famous businesses (Photo: Cheddar Gorge and Caves).

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A WOMAN suffered potentially life-changing injuries after falling about 40 feet from the top of Cheddar Gorge.

Avon and Somerset Search and Rescue attended the incident on Tuesday at about 2.30pm.

Police closed the road while an air ambulance and RAF Search and Rescue Helicopter attended the scene.

An Avon and Somerset Constabulary spokesman said the woman suffered possible spinal injuries.

She was treated at the scene and taken by an RAF Sea King helicopter to Southmead Hospital.

Avon and Somerset Search and Rescue was stood down at 6.30pm.

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