A YOUNG boy has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after falling from a 100ft cliff while on holiday.
The 10-year-old was on a visit to Brighton and fell from the nearby Ovingdean cliffs at around 5pm yesterday evening.
He was airlifted to St George’s Hospital, London where he remains in critical condition.
One passer-by told The Argus: “I saw all the emergency services at the cliff and it looked really worrying.
“I had heard it was a child so I really hope they are ok. It’s absolutely awful.”
A police cordon remains in place, while some nearby roads were temporarily closed as the rescue took place.
A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “Police responded to a report of a boy falling from height in Ovingdean, at about 5pm on Saturday September 24.
“The 10-year-old was found to have suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to St George’s hospital in London, where he remains in a critical condition.”
They added that he was not a local of the area, confirming that he was visiting the popular seaside hotspot.
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The boy’s family are reportedly receiving support from specially trained officers.
Meanwhile, cops are still trying to establish what exactly happened that led to the fall.