Woman wedged between cathedral turrets rescued

A woman has been winched up by a helicopter after falling around 20 to 30ft between two turrets of a cathedral. The woman, who is thought to be in her 60s, is believed to have been on a tour of Wells Cathedral in Somerset.

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Woman was trapped 150 ft up in cathedral bell tower

A woman was trapped 150 ft up in Somerset's Wells Cathedral after she fell through a void in a wall.

The woman became trapped 150 ft up in the cathedral's bell tower. Credit: PA

The 60-year-old fell 30ft and became trapped in a void between two walls in the cathedral's bell tower.

She was winched up onto the roof and given pain relief, before being airlifted by helicopter to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol.

A Wells Cathedral statement said: "No details are yet available as to how the incident occurred but all further high parts tours and cathedral tower tours are cancelled until further notice while a review of the incident takes place."

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Video shows rescue helicopter for trapped 60-year-old

Video footage shows a rescue helicopter landing at Wells Cathedral in Somerset, to rescue a woman trapped between two turrets.

The 60-year-old is believed to have fallen 30ft after plunging through a void in a wall, while on a tour of the cathedral.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokeswoman said a helicopter from RAF Kinloss in the north of Scotland airlifted the woman to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, with what are believed to be arm and pelvic injuries.

Video courtesy of wellsjournal.co.uk.

Woman, 60, falls 30ft after cathedral wall gives way

A woman is recovering after plunging through a hole in a wall at Wells Cathedral in Somerset.

The 60-year-old fell 30ft and became 'wedged between two turrets' just after noon today, and had to be winched up by a helicopter.

The woman had to be airlifted to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol after the incident at Wells Cathedral, Somerset. Credit: PA

The woman was said to have arm and pelvic injuries and be in a state of shock but was not suffering life-threatening injuries.

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