A teenager from Indian Queens was air lifted after he fell 100 feet off a cliff. On 14th October 2014 Connor Simmonds was found at the bottom of a cliff near Newquay with serious injuries. Cornwall Air Ambulance was called and took him to hospital, saving valuable time.
Connor was very lucky to be found. A passer-by found the teenager’s school bag while walking along the cliff top of Whipsiderry beach in Newquay. Having contacted the school and found that Connor was not in class, the good Samaritan returned to the spot where they had found the bag and after looking carefully, saw Connor 100 feet below.
Connor has no memory of the fall which appears to have happened by standing too close to the edge of the cliff. The long drop left him with a dislocated hip, fractured pelvis, punctured lung, broken collar bone, several bones broken in his back and, most worryingly, a brain injury.
The air ambulance took Connor straight to Royal Cornwall Hospital at Truro and then on to Derriford. We’re happy to report that a year on, Connor is fully healed and back at school.