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.

Wells Cathedral, Somerset
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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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.