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Norwich woman taken to hospital after falling from sea wall

PUBLISHED: 12:42 14 January 2018 | UPDATED: 16:06 14 January 2018

A woman was taken to hospital after falling from the sea wall in Walcott. Picture: Maurice Gray

A woman was taken to hospital after falling from the sea wall in Walcott. Picture: Maurice Gray

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A woman has been taken to hospital after falling backwards from the sea wall at Walcott sea front last night.

Police, ambulance and fire crews attended the scene shortly after 9.30pm.

HM Coastguard Happisburgh and Mundesley were on scene, and said the woman had fallen five feet backwards from the sea wall and landed on the sand.

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An HM Coastguard spokeswoman said: “Happisburgh and Mundesley HM Coastguard were assisted by Norfolk Fire and Rescue when called to a woman who had fallen off the sea wall in Walcott.

“They were able to extricate her from where she had fallen - onto hard, wet sand - from about five and a half feet.”

The woman from Norwich, believed to be in her 30s, has been taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with back injuries.

She had been with her partner, who called emergency services after she fell.

Local flood wardens have described it as a “very serious issue” and it could have been so much worse if the tide had been in at the time.

There are no railings or warning signs on the sea wall.

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