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The 65-year-old retiree miraculously survives after falling 60 feet from a cliff in Dorset


The 65-year-old retiree miraculously survives after falling with her husband 60 feet from a cliff at Old Harry Rocks in Dorset

  • South Gloucs woman was seriously injured after falling off the cliff
  • Shocked viewers called 999 and triggered a large response from several agencies
  • She was taken to Southampton Hospital for treatment after her rescue

A woman miraculously survived a 60-foot cliff fall at a beauty site.

The 65-year-old, who is believed to be from South Gloucs, was out with her husband when she slipped off the cliff at Old Harry Rocks in Swanage, Dorset.

She landed on rocks at the foot of the cliffs after falling over the "almost steep" drop.

A woman miraculously survived a 60-foot fall in Dorset. The rescuers used a winch to reach and rescue the woman before she was taken to the hospital for treatment by helicopter.

The incident triggered a large-scale emergency response on Friday, involving the police, fire and emergency services, several coast guard teams and the RNLI

The incident triggered a large-scale emergency response on Friday, involving the police, fire and emergency services, several coast guard teams and the RNLI

Shocked viewers called 999 and triggered a large response from several authorities. Images showed cordoned off areas and police, lifeboat, coast guard, fire and ambulance crews and two rescue helicopters in response.

Coastguard teams from Swanage, supported by the St Albans Coastguard team, Swanage's two RNLI lifeboats, the South Western Ambulance and the Dorset Police.

The HEMS car Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue, the rescue helicopter 175, the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and the HEMS car also helped with the rescue.

A Swanage Coastguard spokesman said: “The woman had suffered some serious injuries.

It was raised from the base of the cliff to be treated by medics on the cliff before being flown to the Southampton Hospital for special treatment.

& # 39; A large area was temporarily cleared and closed to allow emergency services to work, including the landing of two helicopters.

"It goes without saying that the female was close to the edge when she slipped when walking."

The old Harry Rocks in Dorset is a popular place for hikers and photographers (file photo)

The old Harry Rocks in Dorset is a popular place for hikers and photographers (file photo)

Its current state is unknown.

In 2017, a woman in her thirties fell on a similar spot on top of Old Harry Rocks and fell 100 feet into the sea at high tide.

Passersby heard their cries for help and called 999 to finally guide the coastguard to their position to pull them out of the water.

She suffered minor cuts and bruises.

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