The incident happened near Sharpnose Point on the Cornwall Coast. Photo: Bob Jones CC-BY-SA-2.0

The incident happened near Sharpnose Point on the Cornwall Coast. Photo: Bob Jones CC-BY-SA-2.0

An injured climber and his companion were airlifted from the Cornish shore by a Coastguard helicopter.

The Newquay Coastguard helicopter rescued the pair from an incoming tide after one of the men fell 30ft.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency released footage of the rescue near Sharpnose Point, west of Morwenstow.

Devon and Cornwall Police notified the agency shortly before 5pm on Sunday. Bude and Hartland Coastguard Search and Rescue Teams also went to the scene.

A Coastguard spokesperson said: “The fellow climber had already assisted the casualty by putting him the recovery position and then awaited the arrival of HM Coastguard.

“The Newquay Coastguard helicopter arrived on scene quickly and was skilfully manoeuvred in the strong offshore wind and heavy turbulence to the base of the cliff in order to drop the winchman and stretcher down to the scene.

“After being made stable, the casualty and his climbing partner were winched onboard and taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

“We wish him a speedy recovery.”

Footage shows the rescue on the Cornwall coast

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