Teen hurt in fall at pop­u­lar climb­ing spot

Herald Express - - News -

A TEENAGER was air­lifted to hospi­tal af­ter suf­fer­ing mul­ti­ple in­juries in a fall from rocks at a South Devon beauty spot on Sun­day.

The 13-year-old girl fell at Chudleigh Rocks and was air­lifted to hospi­tal in Bris­tol af­ter suf­fer­ing se­ri­ous, but not life-threat­en­ing, in­juries. Vol­un­teers from the Ash­bur­ton Dart­moor Search and Res­cue or­gan­i­sa­tion said the girl had fallen from “a sub­stan­tial height” at the rocks which are pop­u­lar with climbers. One of the vol­un­teers said: “The ca­su­alty was in­cred­i­bly lucky to have sur­vived the fall. The rock is close to a num­ber of small trees and we think it was the trees that broke the fall.”

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