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Man airlifted to hospital after cliff fall in Weymouth
5:31pm Tuesday 19th March 2013 in News
A MAN was airlifted to hospital with a broken leg after falling down a cliff in Weymouth.
Portland’s rescue helicopter was called to Old Castle Beach this afternoon after a 34-year-old man suffered a broken leg in a 12-foot fall.
Ambulance and coastguard teams were at the scene at around 2.30pm today.
The Weymouth man was taken to Dorset County Hospital.
A spokesman for Portland Coastguard said: “We were called by South West Ambulance at 2.27pm.
“They had received a call from a 34-year-old man who had fallen 12 feet down the cliff at Sandsford.
“Unfortunately where he fell was inaccessible so the helicopter was scrambled and flew in.
“The man, who is from the local area, was airlifted to Dorset County Hospital.
“He had suffered a broken left femur.
“Wyke Regis coastguard officers also attended and the Weymouth manager met the aircraft at the hospital.”
Eyewitness John Willett said: “There were several ambulances and the coastguard helicopter at Old Castle Beach.
“A man had fallen down on the rocks.
“It looked like his leg was jammed in the rocks and the ambulance crew couldn’t get to him.”