Hereford & Worcester

Man airlifted after Symonds Yat rock climbing fall

A man has been airlifted to hospital after falling 25m (82ft) from the top of a rock face in Herefordshire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said it was called to Symonds Yat at 14:45 GMT on Friday where a three hour rescue operation took place.

The ambulance service said it was fortunate the man's fall was broken by some bracken.

The man, who is in his twenties, was flown to Hereford County Hospital for treatment on a broken leg and his back.

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