A woman suffered serious injuries after falling 60ft off a cliff.

As reported, a large scale emergency response was triggered after the woman fell at Old Harry Rocks, near Studland yesterday afternoon.

More information has now been released.

It involved a 65-year-old woman who slipped off the cliff edge at the Purbeck beauty spot falling 60 feet.

Rescuers said it is understood the woman was close to the edge when she slipped whilst out walking.

Members of the public called 999 after witnessing the fall.

Coastguard teams from Swanage backed up by the St Alban's Coastguard team, both Swanage RNLI lifeboats, South Western Ambulance paramedics, Dorset Police, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue crews, and two helicopters - a Coastguard aircraft and the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance - all attended to assist in the rescue.

A spokesman for Swanage Coastguard said: "The female had suffered some serious injuries and was airlifted from the base of the cliff to be treated by medics on the cliff top before being flown for specialist treatment at Southampton hospital.

"A large area was temporarily cleared and closed to allow the emergency services to work including landing two helicopters."

Swanage firefighters said the incident demonstrated great inter-agency working, and they wished the woman a speedy recovery.