Man seriously injured after falling 100ft from Cornwall cliff in the dark
Emergency crews said the man slipped while walking in the Whitsand Bay area near Plymouth at 2am this morning
A 28-year-old man has been seriously injured after falling 100ft (30m) from a cliff in Cornwall.
Emergency crews said the man, who has not yet been named, slipped while walking in the Whitsand Bay area near Plymouth at 2am this morning.
According to reports the man, who was walking with a friend - who raised the alarm, was airlifted to hospital in Plymouth with serious head injuries.
Coastguards warned people of the dangers of walking along cliff edges in the dark.
Brixham watch manager Dave Scullion said: "Cliff edges can be dangerous enough during daylight hours as they can be slippery and prone to erosion.
"But they become even more dangerous during the hours of darkness when it's often difficult to see the edge and you can easily just take a step into the void."
Whitsand Bay, in south-east Cornwall, runs from Rame Head in the east to Portwrinkle in the west.
As well as being popular for its long sandy beaches, the bay is also well known by locals for its extremely high cliffs and remote setting.
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