Beachy Head base jumper injured in leap from cliff

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A helicopter reaches the injured manImage source, Pete Abel / RNLI
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A Coastguard helicopter winched the injured jumper away from the cliff and flew them to hospital

A base jumper has been injured after leaping from Beachy Head, a towering cliff which reaches a height of 162m (530ft).

Rescue crews scrambled to the East Sussex beauty spot - where thrill-seekers have previously been injured - at about 09:30 BST on Sunday.

An RNLI crew went ashore to help a Coastguard helicopter paramedic who had been winched down to the base jumper.

The extent of the casualty's injuries are unclear.

Image source, Eddie Mitchell
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The injured jumper was flown to East Brighton Park before being transferred to hospital in the city

The base jumper was airlifted to a park in East Brighton before being transferred to a hospital in the city.

Meanwhile, two men who parachuted 60m (200ft) off a rock arch have been branded "idiotic and irresponsible".

The men were seen climbing up Durdle Door on the Dorset coast and jumping off at around 10:30 BST on Sunday.

James Weld who runs the estate where the arch is located said their actions endangered lives by encouraging others.

Image source, PA
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Durdle Door is a natural arch on Dorset's Jurassic Coast

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