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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