UPDATE: Girl escapes serious injury after Heysham cliff fall

The RNLI Morecambe hovercraft.
The RNLI Morecambe hovercraft.
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A young girl who fell 15ft down a cliff face in Heysham escaped serious injury.

The girl was taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary after the incident near St Peter’s Church but has since contacted us to say that while she was badly bruised and sore, and had suffered an injured knee, she was otherwise OK.

The ambulance was called at around 1.35am on Thursday. The police and coastguard team were on the scene too and the emergency services worked together to help the girl who had fallen off some rocks.

A spokesman for Morecambe Coastguard said the girl had a suspected back injury and was placed on a spinal board.

It was decided that the best way to transport her to an ambulance was by using the RNLI hovercraft.

She was then transported to Oakley Road slipway on Sandylands promenade.

Ambulance crews assessed her before she was taken to hospital.

The coastguard spokesman described the operation as “successful rescue and superb inter-service team work”.