Dorset

Rock climber injured in Jurassic Coast cliff fall

The coastguard helicopter during the rescue at Blacknor Image copyright Wyke Coastguard
Image caption The 68-year-old rock climber fell about 5m (16ft) from cliffs at Blacknor on Portland

A rock climber has suffered broken ribs after falling from cliffs on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset.

The 68-year-old woman fell about 5m (16ft) from cliffs at Blacknor on Portland, the coastguard said.

It happened close to the South West Coast Path at Martinscroft Road at about 16:00 BST on Monday.

The woman was strapped to a stretcher before being winched to safety by a coastguard helicopter and airlifted to hospital.

Image copyright Wyke Coastguard
Image caption She was winched to safety by a coastguard helicopter and airlifted to hospital
Image copyright Wyke Coastguard
Image caption It happened close to the South West Coast Path at Martinscroft Road

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