Somerset

Cheddar Gorge: Woman injured in 80ft cliff fall

Cheddar Gorge, Somerset
Image caption The search and rescue operation in Cheddar Gorge took four hours to complete

A 42-year-old woman from Glastonbury was seriously injured after falling about 80ft (24m) from the top of a cliff at Cheddar Gorge in Somerset.

It took four hours to locate and rescue the woman after Avon and Somerset Search and Rescue was called to the scene on Tuesday evening.

The woman was flown by RAF helicopter to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol for treatment.

Last month a boy, 11, needed surgery after falling 40ft (12m) at the gorge.

Alan George, from the rescue team, said: "One of the cave rescue team actually heard somebody - we managed to narrow it down, narrow it down and located her."

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