Woman rescued from cliff by emergency services
A 'distressed' woman who was sat on a Newquay cliff top was successfully talked down by a team of police negotiators and other emergency services.
Officers received reports from members of the woman's family at around 3.45pm yesterday indicating that the woman was in distress.
Officers quickly conducted background checks resulting in her status being raised to high risk and found she had links to a cliff at Porth Island.
Within 30 minutes of the initial call police units founds the woman at the location, sat on the edge of a cliff. The coastguard was contacted and provided a cliff rescue team and also had the lifeboat standing off nearby.
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Police negotiators attended and, due to the location, were secured with harness and rope by the coastguard.
The negotiators then entered into lengthy discussion with the woman.
After some hours she was safely removed from the cliff edge and tended by ambulance staff who had been on standby.
The woman was examined and taken into custody under section 136 of the mental health act for further assessment.
A police spokesman said: "This is an excellent example of the emergency services working together to provide a great result.
"The lady was in great distress and together we managed to safely remove her from harm."