Man airlifted to hospital after falling 40ft from cliff at Hengistbury Head

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Emergency services called after man falls from cliff at Hengistbury Head

Emergency services called after man falls from cliff at Hengistbury Head

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A MAN fell approximately 40ft from a cliff at Hengistbury Head this afternoon.

Emergency services rushed to the beauty spot shortly after 12noon following reports of the incident at the beauty spot.

A spokesperson for South Western Ambulance Service confirmed it was called at 12.08pm and that the man had been airlifted to Southampton General Hospital.

“We were called at 12.08pm. A male in his 40’s had fallen and sustained a chest injury,” she added.

“He was conscious and complained of shoulder and rib pain. He had possibly fallen from up to 40ft.”

She said crews requested the assistance of Portland Coastguard and a helicopter was sent to take the man to hospital.

Dorset Police said it was called at 12.09pm and officers could be seen on the beach liaising with paramedics and coastguard staff.

The helicopter left the scene with the casualty shortly after 1pm.

A large mound of fallen rock and debris lay at the bottom of the cliff, but Bournemouth Borough Council said this was not related to the incident.

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2:09pm Wed 9 Jul 14

caapprentice says...

Darwins theory proven?
Darwins theory proven? caapprentice
  • Score: -8

2:18pm Wed 9 Jul 14

chris100 says...

Another Story by a 10 year old reporter

It's scene not seen

Check your bloody spellings
Another Story by a 10 year old reporter It's scene not seen Check your bloody spellings chris100
  • Score: 37

2:28pm Wed 9 Jul 14

caapprentice says...

Debris at the seen at the bottom of the cliff was from yesterday, a spokesman said.
It is unlikely that one piece of rock fell so the sentence should have been 'Debris at the scene at the bottom of the cliff were from yesterday, a spokesman said.
Debris at the seen at the bottom of the cliff was from yesterday, a spokesman said. It is unlikely that one piece of rock fell so the sentence should have been 'Debris at the scene at the bottom of the cliff were from yesterday, a spokesman said. caapprentice
  • Score: -16

3:56pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Far too low and slopey for a suicide attempt. I'd guess just a wally getting close to the edge. Some can't resist the thrill.
Far too low and slopey for a suicide attempt. I'd guess just a wally getting close to the edge. Some can't resist the thrill. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 3

6:24pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Markmag says...

chris100 wrote:
Another Story by a 10 year old reporter

It's scene not seen

Check your bloody spellings
You think that's bad look at this from our sister paper The Brighton Argus:

http://www.theguardi
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Greedy Gannett don't care about what they print or what conditions the staff work in, as long as they can cream off plenty of profits. We should be thankful the Bournemouth Echo is currently still subbed as close as Weymouth - it'll be Newport soon.
[quote][p][bold]chris100[/bold] wrote: Another Story by a 10 year old reporter It's scene not seen Check your bloody spellings[/p][/quote]You think that's bad look at this from our sister paper The Brighton Argus: http://www.theguardi an.com/media/greensl ade/2014/jul/09/loca l-newspapers-brighto n Greedy Gannett don't care about what they print or what conditions the staff work in, as long as they can cream off plenty of profits. We should be thankful the Bournemouth Echo is currently still subbed as close as Weymouth - it'll be Newport soon. Markmag
  • Score: 0

6:47pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Huey says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Far too low and slopey for a suicide attempt. I'd guess just a wally getting close to the edge. Some can't resist the thrill.
Yup. Walk my dog there daily and see people right on the edge like lemmings.
Let em fall, I say. Few will do it twice.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Far too low and slopey for a suicide attempt. I'd guess just a wally getting close to the edge. Some can't resist the thrill.[/p][/quote]Yup. Walk my dog there daily and see people right on the edge like lemmings. Let em fall, I say. Few will do it twice. Huey
  • Score: 4

10:16pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Ragwin says...

I was playing golf in that area when that happened. Police cars and ambulances screaming down to Hengistbury Head, and a rescue helicopter turned up.
I was playing golf in that area when that happened. Police cars and ambulances screaming down to Hengistbury Head, and a rescue helicopter turned up. Ragwin
  • Score: 2

10:22pm Wed 9 Jul 14

nothing is I sortable says...

Who knows what happened or why? I remember as a young child - the whole of Hengistbury Head being overgrown, police were searching for a body or missing person - we only went for a walk and to pick blackberries - scared me silly - but ....... Who knows?
Who knows what happened or why? I remember as a young child - the whole of Hengistbury Head being overgrown, police were searching for a body or missing person - we only went for a walk and to pick blackberries - scared me silly - but ....... Who knows? nothing is I sortable
  • Score: -2

10:30pm Wed 9 Jul 14

soooo1077 says...

That is my son who fell
That is my son who fell soooo1077
  • Score: 3

11:16pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Ragwin wrote:
I was playing golf in that area when that happened. Police cars and ambulances screaming down to Hengistbury Head, and a rescue helicopter turned up.
Did you win ?
[quote][p][bold]Ragwin[/bold] wrote: I was playing golf in that area when that happened. Police cars and ambulances screaming down to Hengistbury Head, and a rescue helicopter turned up.[/p][/quote]Did you win ? Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 2

7:52am Thu 10 Jul 14

Fingersonthem says...

Ragwin wrote:
I was playing golf in that area when that happened. Police cars and ambulances screaming down to Hengistbury Head, and a rescue helicopter turned up.
Did it made you think to use your driver , How could you putt up with all that going on.
[quote][p][bold]Ragwin[/bold] wrote: I was playing golf in that area when that happened. Police cars and ambulances screaming down to Hengistbury Head, and a rescue helicopter turned up.[/p][/quote]Did it made you think to use your driver , How could you putt up with all that going on. Fingersonthem
  • Score: 1

8:06am Thu 10 Jul 14

Fingersonthem says...

caapprentice wrote:
Debris at the seen at the bottom of the cliff was from yesterday, a spokesman said.
It is unlikely that one piece of rock fell so the sentence should have been 'Debris at the scene at the bottom of the cliff were from yesterday, a spokesman said.
Very unlikely for Rock to fall at Hengistbury Head which comprises of sand, was it or were it.
[quote][p][bold]caapprentice[/bold] wrote: Debris at the seen at the bottom of the cliff was from yesterday, a spokesman said. It is unlikely that one piece of rock fell so the sentence should have been 'Debris at the scene at the bottom of the cliff were from yesterday, a spokesman said.[/p][/quote]Very unlikely for Rock to fall at Hengistbury Head which comprises of sand, was it or were it. Fingersonthem
  • Score: 0

9:43am Thu 10 Jul 14

DST says...

Fingersonthem wrote:
caapprentice wrote:
Debris at the seen at the bottom of the cliff was from yesterday, a spokesman said.
It is unlikely that one piece of rock fell so the sentence should have been 'Debris at the scene at the bottom of the cliff were from yesterday, a spokesman said.
Very unlikely for Rock to fall at Hengistbury Head which comprises of sand, was it or were it.
There are very large ironstone "doggers" embedded in the sand!
[quote][p][bold]Fingersonthem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]caapprentice[/bold] wrote: Debris at the seen at the bottom of the cliff was from yesterday, a spokesman said. It is unlikely that one piece of rock fell so the sentence should have been 'Debris at the scene at the bottom of the cliff were from yesterday, a spokesman said.[/p][/quote]Very unlikely for Rock to fall at Hengistbury Head which comprises of sand, was it or were it.[/p][/quote]There are very large ironstone "doggers" embedded in the sand! DST
  • Score: 2

10:37am Thu 10 Jul 14

eyesropen says...

caapprentice wrote:
Debris at the seen at the bottom of the cliff was from yesterday, a spokesman said.
It is unlikely that one piece of rock fell so the sentence should have been 'Debris at the scene at the bottom of the cliff were from yesterday, a spokesman said.
The 'quote' that you are pedantically correcting isn't in the article.
[quote][p][bold]caapprentice[/bold] wrote: Debris at the seen at the bottom of the cliff was from yesterday, a spokesman said. It is unlikely that one piece of rock fell so the sentence should have been 'Debris at the scene at the bottom of the cliff were from yesterday, a spokesman said.[/p][/quote]The 'quote' that you are pedantically correcting isn't in the article. eyesropen
  • Score: -1

2:44pm Thu 10 Jul 14

caapprentice says...

eyesropen says...The 'quote' that you are pedantically correcting isn't in the article.
It was in the article before the day release people deleted it (:o))
eyesropen says...The 'quote' that you are pedantically correcting isn't in the article. It was in the article before the day release people deleted it (:o)) caapprentice
  • Score: 0

1:12pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Soloist says...

Did he fall or jump?
Did he fall or jump? Soloist
  • Score: 1

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