Bristol news Man recalls seeing woman 'vanish' off 60ft cliff MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - A 65-year-old woman was seriously injured

Bristol news Man recalls seeing woman 'vanish' off 60ft cliff MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - A 65-year-old woman was seriously injured

Bristol news  Man recalls seeing woman 'vanish' off 60ft cliff MetiNews.Com
02 August 2020 - 10:24

Breaking News ! A day-tripper from Bristol has recalled seeing a woman "vanish" over a 60ft cliff edge. The 65-year-old woman fell off Old Harry Rocks at Studland Bay, Dorset, on Friday afternoon. Somerset Live reports she suffered "serious injuries" and was air lifted to Southampton Hospital. Perry Ghandi, 49, from Bristol was out for a family day trip and saw the woman trip slightly and "tumble off the edge of the cliff". Mr Ghandi said that the woman was taking photos right by the cliff edge when she took a step back and tumbled over the edge of the 60ft high cliff. For news tailored to your local area, powered by In Your Area: He said: "I can't stop seeing that moment in front of me, I've been thinking about it all night. I've never seen something like that in my life. It was so scary." Mr Ghandi said that at first no one spotted what had happened until his family started screaming and shouting. "It was only when I started screaming that people saw, we ran to the cliff edge and were looking down trying to see her. "By some miracle she had fallen in some water and not on the rocks which were everywhere - finally someone spotted her trying to get out. Emergency services helping the fallen woman (Image: Perry Ghandi) "We could see blood coming from her head and people were shouting for help. It seemed like the only help could come from the sea so we were all waving and shouting.

. "Finally he did realise something was wrong and he started coming towards her. He got out and managed to call the ambulance as well as someone up on the cliff had already done." Mr Ghandi said that the wait for the emergency services to respond seemed like a "really long time" and he estimated it to be about 28 minutes until a coastguard boat arrived. Emergency services at the scene (Image: Perry Ghandi)) Mr Ghandi said a group of kayakers also noticed what had happened and gave a first aid kit to the surfboarder. He said: "It really was an unbelievable height, I think everyone was in shock. It was like something out of a film." Coastguard teams from Swanage backed up by the St Albans Coastguard team, both Swanage RNLI lifeboats, South Western Ambulance, Dorset Police, Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue, Rescue helicopter 175, Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, HEMS car all attended to assist in the rescue. Mr Ghandi said there were 30 or so witnesses and recalls them all being asked to move well back to allow two helicopters to land. In a statement Swanage Coastguard said a large area was temporarily cleared and closed to allow the emergency services to work including landing two helicopters. They reported that the woman was air lifted to the top of the top of the cliff to receive treatment from medics before being flown to Southampton Hospital. Her injuries were described as "serious".

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Bristol news Man recalls seeing woman 'vanish' off 60ft cliff MetiNews.Com


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Bristol news Man recalls seeing woman 'vanish' off 60ft cliff MetiNews.Com


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