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Huge rescue operation near The Leas in Minster after person falls down cliff

There was a huge emergency response last night after a person fell down a cliff.

Various services were called to the area near The Leas in Minster at about 8.30pm yesterday.

A coastguard rescue helicopter was called to the area. Stock image
A coastguard rescue helicopter was called to the area. Stock image

Police and paramedics searched from the bottom of the cliff while coastguard teams combed from the top.

The casualty was found and a coastguard helicopter was called in to rescue them.

As the tide was coming in fast, the Sheerness Inshore Lifeboat was also launched.

Eight paramedics from the Hazardous Area Response Team and two police officers got to the casualty and waited for the chopper to air-lift them out.

The coastguard teams set up a landing site at the top of the cliff, at Royal Oak Point, where the person was transferred to an ambulance and taken to hospital.

Sheerness lifeboat teams recovered the rescuers at the bottom of the cliffs and returned them to The Leas.

All teams stood down at 1am.

Police and the ambulance service have been approached for more information.

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