Girl injured after fall from Heysham cliff

A young girl was rescued after falling down a cliff face in Heysham.

Thursday, 16th June 2016, 10:45 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:52 pm
The RNLI Morecambe hovercraft.

The girl was taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary after the incident near St Peter’s Church in the early hours of Thursday.

The ambulance was called at around 1.35am. The police and coastguard team were on the scene too and the emergency services worked together to place the girl on a stretcher.

A spokesman for Morecambe Coastguard said the girl was in pain and they carefully took her across the sands to the Morecambe RNLI hovercraft so she could be taken to the Oakley Road slipway.

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She was then assessed at the scene by ambulance crew before being taken to hospital.

The coastguard spokesman described the operation as “successful rescue and superb inter-service team work”.

A spokesman for North West Ambulance said they had no details of the girl’s injuries.