Dorset

Woman rescued after fall near Cerne Abbas Giant

Cerne Abbas Giant
Image caption The Cerne Abbas Giant is one of Britain's biggest hill figures

A woman had to be airlifted by the coastguard after falling and fracturing her ankle while climbing a hill near the famous Cerne Abbas Giant in Dorset.

The 53-year-old was walking up a hill down from the ancient chalk outline when she tripped and fell.

The area was inaccessible to land vehicles so she had to be winched to safety by the coastguard helicopter.

She was transferred to a waiting ambulance which took her to hospital for treatment to her injury.

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