Three teenagers fighting for their lives after 30ft cliff fall near Cornwall festival


Three youngsters have been left preventing for his or her lives after falling 30 ft down a cliff face near the location of the Masked Ball competition in Cornwall.

The trio had been air-lifted to hospital following their rescue just a little after midnight on Sunday.

They had been solely discovered after one of many kids managed to name emergency companies from his cell, a spokesperson for HM Coastguard stated.

The three-day Masked Ball competition takes place on a dramatic clifftop location referred to as Beacon Crag near the city of Porthleven and is described as an “immersive multi-level celebration kingdom”.

However organisers stated earlier this 12 months that its future could also be unsure due to a relentless stream of individuals attempting to get in without spending a dime.

Devon and Cornwall Police now say they’re investigating how the three males – one 18-year-old and two aged 19 – got here to fall on Sunday.

A spokesperson stated: “We don’t but know whether or not the three individuals had been desiring to go to the competition or in the event that they had been on the Masked Ball on the time of the incident. All three are in Derriford Hospital in the meanwhile with severe accidents.”

A spokesperson for Falmouth Coastguard stated it “acquired a name at round midnight on 5 Could from a male saying that he and two different males had fallen roughly 30 ft down the cliff at Porthleven and so they had been requesting our help”.

He added: “The Porthleven, Penzance and Mullion coastguard rescue groups, the Lizard Lifeboat, HM Coastguard operations space commander and HM Coastgaurd search and rescue helicopter from Newquay had been despatched to the scene, together with the ambulance service and Devon and Cornwall Police. Three males had been recovered by way of helicopter and brought to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.”

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Martin Leslie, coastal operations space commander, stated: “This was an illustration of outstanding joint emergency service working in a particularly tough setting.

“The helicopter crew confirmed excellent abilities transferring the groups to the scene. Particular reward should even be given to the essential care paramedics glorious pre-hospital care to the casualties.”

The Unbiased has contacted Masked Ball for remark.


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