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Man rescued after 300ft fall from cliff

A man is in hospital after falling from a 300ft cliff and getting trapped under a boulder, from where he was able to phone 999 from his mobile.

The man fell at St Albans Head, near Swanage, Dorset, HM Coastguard said.

St Albans Head, near Swanage, Dorset. Credit: PA

He was able to call the Dorset Ambulance service, which alerted the coastguard to mount a rescue operation.

Rescuers used specialist equipment from Dorset Fire and Rescue to free the man from the boulder, which was 300ft below the cliff path, before he was flown by helicopter to Dorset County Hospital.


Police confirm body found in lake is missing mother-of-four

A body found in a lake in Dorset had been formally identified as missing mother-of-four Samantha Henderson, police have confirmed.

The body was discovered in the lake at Ham Common in Poole on Friday.

Samantha Henderson Credit: Dorset Police

The last confirmed reported sighting of the 25-year-old - who has children aged six, four, two and one - was at around 3pm outside Corfe Castle Primary School more than a week ago.

A post mortem carried out on the body revealed she had suffered a violent assault, with injuries around her head and neck.

Her boyfriend Dominic Isom, 27, also of Corfe Castle, has been charged with her murder. He appeared in court on Friday and was remanded in custody until July 13, when he will appear at Winchester Crown Court.

Police are still appealing for anyone with information to come forward.


Police find body in lake at Dorset nature reserve

Ham Common, near Poole, is marked top right, above where Henderson was last seen in Corfe Castle Credit: Google Maps

Police have found what they believe to be the body of Samantha Henderson, 25, in a lake in Ham Common.

The local nature reserve, which has been cordoned off, is approximately 12 miles (20km) by road from her home in Corfe Castle, Dorset.

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Body 'thought to be Samantha Henderson'

Police, searching for the body of Samantha Henderson, discovered a body in the lake at Ham Common.

The body is thought to be that of mother-of-four Samantha. Her next of kin have been informed.

The scene remains cordoned off while forensic investigators carry out their examinations. The search, off the A351 near Corfe Castle, is still ongoing.

Body found in search for Dorset mother-of-four

Police searching for missing mother-of-four Samantha Henderson, 25, have found a body in a lake, Dorset Police said.

A police statement said the body has not been formally identified, but is thought to be that of Miss Henderson. Her next of kin have been informed.

Miss Henderson, of Halves Cottages, was reported missing on the morning of 22nd January 2015.

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