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Fossil hunter rescued from Isle of Wight cliff

A fossil hunter had to be rescued by coastguards after she became trapped in "a precarious position" half way up a cliff on the Isle of Wight.

The young woman became stuck up to her knees in mud on the cliff below Sandown Bay Holiday Centre, between Culver and Yaverland, on Tuesday evening.

The Ryde, Bembridge and Ventor Coastguard Rescue teams helped to free her.

She was moved to the top of the cliff where she received medical attention.

Colin Griffiths, coastguard watch manager, said: "Thanks to the skill of our mud and cliff rescue teams the lady was rescued swiftly from the mud.

"We've had lots of rain recently and that's made some of our coastal areas very muddy, so even if you know the area please be careful."



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