Dorset

Hengistbury Head dog walker falls from 100ft cliff

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Image caption The woman was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital with suspected spinal injuries

A woman has been rescued from the bottom of a cliff after plunging 100ft (30m) while out walking her dogs.

The 47-year-old fell from Hengistbury Head, Dorset, at about 11:40 GMT.

A member of the public raised the alarm and the woman's dogs helped rescuers pinpoint her location by barking at the top of the cliff.

A coastguard rescue team and RNLI lifeboat were used to help rescue the woman who suffered suspected spinal injuries.

She was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital.

The coastguard and RNLI have warned people to be aware of deceptive gradients which fall away from coastal paths and cliff tops.

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