Base jumper injured after parachute ‘fails to open’ on jump near Dover

A base jumper has been injured after their parachute reportedly failed to open causing them to fall from a cliff near Dover.

A number of eyewitnesses have told Kent Live that a person attempting a jump was seen falling from a cliff at St Margaret’s in Kent.

A Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokesperson said: "At 12.05pm today (28 December) HM Coastguard received a call from a member of the public reporting that a person (believed to be a base jumper) had fallen midway down the cliff at St Margaret’s Bay after their parachute had failed to fully open.

“Deal and Langdon Coastguard Rescue Teams, Walmer RNLI inshore lifeboat, Lydd Coastguard helicopter are all on scene, alongside Kent Police, Kent Fire and Rescue, an Air Ambulance and the South East Coastguard Ambulance service.

“This incident is ongoing and we have no further information at this stage.”

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It is not known how badly injured the person is.

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