Dorset

Jurassic Coast crash paraglider rescued from cliff face

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Media captionA man is rescued 60ft down a cliff in Dorset perched on a narrow ledge

A paraglider pilot has been rescued after crashing into a cliff on Dorset's Jurassic Coast.

The man was found on a narrow ledge about 260ft (80m) from the bottom of a cliff at Thorncombe Beacon on Sunday, shortly before 18:00 BST.

A helicopter, and fire, police and paramedic crews were sent after receiving calls from the public.

A coastguard team abseiled down the cliff and hauled the man up to the top.

The pilot, aged his late 20s, suffered cuts and bruises, but was otherwise unhurt.

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Image caption Coastguard rescuers abseiled to the man who was found perched on a ledge about 262ft (80m) from the bottom of the cliff

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