A man has been airlifted to hospital this afternoon after falling over a cliff.

Mullion Coastguard Rescue Team, the Lizard Lifeboat and the coastguard rescue helicopter were paged at 3.55pm to the The Lizard.

A 999 call had been made after a man fell down a cliff near Lizard Point.

He was picked up by lifeboat volunteers from the sea and lifted into the coastguard helicopter, which flew him directly to the Royal Cornwall Hospital.

A spokesperson for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said there were no further details about the man or his condition at this time.