Woman falls off Cornish cliff and is winched to safety during dramatic helicopter rescue

A walker who fell off a cliff needed rescuing by helicopter after injuring her neck and legs.

Coastguard and ambulance crews were called out to the area after being alerted to the fall by the lady’s husband.

The tricky rescue was carried out by Penzance coastguard rescue team, which led the rescue operation along with Land’s End coastguard.

The arrival of the helicopter was captured on video, with one of the airmen dropping down to secure the woman before she is winched back up and taken to hospital.

An airman is lowered down

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