Woman suffers severe head and pelvic injuries after falling from seawall along Norfolk coast

A woman has suffered severe head injuries after falling from the seawall at California Gap, near Gre

A woman has suffered severe head injuries after falling from the seawall at California Gap, near Great Yarmouth. Photo: HM Coastguard Gorleston. - Credit: Archant

A woman has suffered severe head and pelvic injuries after falling from the seawall at California Gap, near Great Yarmouth.

Gorleston Coastguard said she had been walking along a coastal path on Saturday night when she tripped, rolled over 'jagged rocks', and then off a 4ft seawall.

The coastguard was called out shortly before 10.50pm to help carry her from the beach and onto a waiting ambulance.

She was then rushed to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston.

A spokesman for Gorleston Coastguard said the woman had initially tripped around 10ft up from the seawall, before rolling down an embankment.


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'She then rolled over some jagged rocks, off the seawall and then onto the concrete,' the spokesman said.

'She was in quite a bad way.'

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The spokesman advised people to take care while walking along the coast late at night.

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