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Man Plunges Off Cliff And Lands On His Feet...

Postby OoBubblesoO » Fri May 30, 2008 1:15 pm

I don't get this. How can someone be 'fighting for life' with serious leg injuries? :?

http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/Man- ... 4136945.jp

Man fighting for life after cliff plunge


Airlift ... the man is rescued.

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30 May 2008
By Leah Strug
A MAN is fighting for his life after falling 80ft from cliffs at Marsden Grotto.

The 29-year-old, from South Shields, had to be airlifted to Newcastle General Hospital.

His condition is described as critical but stable.

Police, firefighters, coastguard and paramedics were called to the South Shields beauty spot at 4.10pm yesterday.

The man was found conscious on the beach about 150m north of the Marsden Grotto pub.

He is being treated for serious leg injuries.

Sunderland coastguard rescue officer Neil Mearns said: "I understand the man landed on his feet, and the doctor from the air ambulance spent an awful lot of time stabilising him to get him in the helicopter.

"We don't know for certain if he jumped or fell, but I would urge the public if they see anyone acting distressed to contact the coastguard and police as soon as possible.

"It's better to be safe than sorry, and it could save someone's life."

Crew manager Lee James, from South Shields fire station, said: "We don't know if he has fallen or jumped.

"He was on the beach when we got there. He was being treated by paramedics."

"We helped the paramedics, then the air ambulance came in and they treated him.
"He's suffered severe, life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to hospital."
Mr James and his colleagues arrived at the scene within minutes as they were training nearby. n A dog died after falling 90ft from cliffs at about 2.40pm near Marsden Grotto pub.
The 10-year-old German pointer, out walking with its owners, from Sheffield, fell after chasing a bird over the cliff edge.
Coastguards attended the scene to help recover the animal's body. Mr Mearns said: "The owners were very distressed by this incident."

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