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Teenage girl rescued after falling into gully at Cornish beach

Lifeguards stretcher the girl away from Trebarwith Credit: RNLI

A teenage girl was rescued by lifeguards after falling 15ft into a narrow gully at Trebarwith Strand on the north Cornish coast. The 15 year-old suffered a suspected broken ankle and was complaining of back pain.

The rescue was among several incidents that the RNLI were called out to yesterday.

"It was quite a tricky extraction from such a confined space. All of the lifeguards worked really well together to assess the casualty and safely move her to a more stable spot where the Coastguard team were able to airlift her to Derriford Hospital for treatment."

– Chris Wafer, RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor

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