The victim, 21, suffered serious injuries but was still conscious after her fall (Picture: Mandy Fenn Neary/BPM Media)
A woman who plunged 60ft off the top of a cliff in the middle of the night survived the fall and was able to call 999 for an ambulance.
The victim, 21, suffered serious injuries after falling as she went walking with a torch at 2.30am on Saturday.
She was still conscious after her fall, which is not believed to have involved anyone else.
A police investigation has been launched after the woman was found near the seafront at the bottom of Cornwall Avenue in Peacehaven, East Sussex.
A spokesman for Sussex Police said: ‘Officers are seeking information from residents and drivers in Peacehaven after a woman was found seriously injured at the base of seafront cliffs.
‘At 4am today emergency services were called to the seafront at the bottom of Cornwall Avenue, Peacehaven, after a 21-year-old local woman had been found lying there with serious injuries.
‘The woman was conscious and had phoned the ambulance service herself telling them she was there and had fallen.
‘She was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. The incident is currently being treated as unexplained although not suspicious and an investigation is underway.’
A view of the English Channel from the white cliffs in Peacehaven (Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Detective Inspector Claire Gill said: ‘From our inquiries so far it appears that the young woman had walked along nearby Arundel Road, then across the main A259 South Coast Road and into Cornwall Avenue, then falling from the top of the cliff, some 60 feet.
‘At this time there is no evidence of any third party involvement but we are making inquiries in the area and would like to hear from anyone with information.
‘We would particularly like residents in that area to check any dashcam or door bell footage for the period between 2.30am and 4am so that we can see if it contains anything that might help the investigation.
‘The woman, who is white, has blonde hair and was wearing a black coat, blue jeans, and was carrying a torch.
‘If you can help please contact us either by calling 101 or online, quoting Operation Middle.’
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