South West Wales

Climber's leg broken in St Govan's rock fall

St Govan's Head, pic by Pol Ka on flickr
Image caption The cliffs at St Govan's Head are popular with climbers

A climber has been taken to hospital after being injured by falling rocks on a cliff in Pembrokeshire.

The 45-year-old man from the Bristol area was climbing with a friend at St Govan's Head near Pembroke when a rock became dislodged about 50ft above him.

He received a broken leg, a suspected ankle injury and suffered blood loss.

The man was airlifted to Withybush Hospital in Haverfordwest by an RAF Chivenor helicopter.

The climb was on a route known as the Tumbling Dice.

St Govan's and Tenby coastguards were called to the rescue along with the helicopter and a land ambulance.

The rescue was coordinated by Pembrokeshire sector manager at Tenby coastguards.

Tenby and Manorbier coastguards were also involved in a search for a missing five-year-old boy on Tenby's Castle Beach after his parents reported him missing.

Tenby's inshore lifeboat and the harbour master took part in the search along with Castle Beach lifeguards.

The boy was located safely by his parents a short while after the search began.

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