Man airlifted to hospital after suffering head and pelvic injuries

Emergency services at the scene after a man was injured near Southwold. Pictures: HM COASTGUARD LOWE

Emergency services at the scene after a man was injured near Southwold. Pictures: HM COASTGUARD LOWESTOFT AND SOUTHWOLD - Credit: Archant

A man has been airlifted to hospital with head and pelvic injuries after an incident near Southwold.

A man is airlifted to hospital after he was injured near Southwold. Pictures: HM COASTGUARD LOWESTOF

A man is airlifted to hospital after he was injured near Southwold. Pictures: HM COASTGUARD LOWESTOFT AND SOUTHWOLD - Credit: Archant

Emergency services, including Suffolk Police, the East of England Ambulance Service, East Anglian Air Ambulance, two coastguard rescue teams from HM Coastguard Lowestoft and Southwold, and Southwold lifeboat crew members were called to Easton Bavents about 2.10pm today (Wednesday).

A spokesman for the coastguards said: 'Two coastguard rescue teams from Lowestoft and Southwold attended along with the police, ambulance service, air ambulance and lifeboat crew members after a man fell down the cliffs at Easton Bavents. The man, believed to be in his late 30s, suffered head and pelvic injuries. The coastguard teams helped to extricate him off the beach and into the air ambulance.'

A police spokesman said: 'We were called by the coastguards at 2.20pm, to reports that a man had gone off the cliffs near Southwold and had landed on the rocks.'

An ambulance service spokesman said: 'We received a call today at 2.09pm to reports of a man who had fallen from height near Southwold. We dispatched a rapid response vehicle, ambulance crew, ambulance officer and air ambulance from the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) charity.

Emergency services were called out after a man was injured near Southwold. Pictures: HM COASTGUARD L

Emergency services were called out after a man was injured near Southwold. Pictures: HM COASTGUARD LOWESTOFT AND SOUTHWOLD - Credit: Archant


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'At the scene the man was treated for a suspected pelvic fracture and a head injury before being airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge for further care.'

A man is airlifted to hospital after he was injured near Southwold. Pictures: HM COASTGUARD LOWESTOF

A man is airlifted to hospital after he was injured near Southwold. Pictures: HM COASTGUARD LOWESTOFT AND SOUTHWOLD - Credit: Archant

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