Dog walker survives 200ft fall from cliff

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A dog walker has survived a 200ft plunge from a seaside clifftop.

The 53-year-old holidaymaker, who has not been named, escaped with a broken leg and wrist when he fell while trying to rescue one of his three dogs, which also survived the fall. He had been walking with his wife in high winds near Scarborough, North Yorkshire. She called for help and he was airlifted by helicopter to Scarborough General Hospital.

Inspector Bruce Prendergast of North Yorkshire police said the couple, from Rochdale, had had a lucky escape.