Polurrian cliff fall critically injured

Image caption The man was climbing on rocks when he fell

A holidaymaker who fell from cliffs in Cornwall has been transferred to hospital in Devon with life-threatening injuries.

The man, who is in his 20s, fell about 30ft (9m) at Polurrian Cove on the Lizard on Sunday morning.

An RNAS Culdrose helicopter airlifted him to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro but he was later transferred to Plymouth's Derriford Hospital.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the man sustained serious head injures.

Mullion and Polurrian cliff rescue teams, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service and paramedics from the South Western Ambulance Trust were also involved in the rescue.

Police said the man was climbing on rocks with friends when he fell. His parents have been informed.

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