Press Notice No: 217-10
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Posted 15:45 GMT
MAN AND THREE CHILDREN RESCUED FROM CLIFFS IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS
At twenty minutes past ten this morning, Humber Coastguard received a 999 call reporting a young lad on the cliff at Saltwick, south of Whitby.
Whitby Coastguard rescue team and Whitby Sector Manager were sent to the location, and a rescue helicopter was requested.
The Coastguard team arrived at the location and had assembled their cliff rescue equipment. Prior to them lowering an officer down to the boy, the helicopter arrived and lowered a winchman and recovered him to the top of the cliff where his mother was waiting to offer him suitable advice.
The family are believed to be holidaying in the area.
Further to that incident, at half past one, Humber Coastguard were informed by North Yorkshire Police of a report of a man and two children (aged 3 and 4 years old) stuck halfway up a 150 ft cliff and shouting for assistance at Crows Nest near Gristhorpe, (which is just south of Cayton Bay Scarborough).
Humber Coastguard called out Filey and Scarborough Coastguard rescue teams and requested a rescue helicopter.
The RAF helicopter winched all the casualties to safety and transferred them to Scarborough Hospital.
Bev Allen, Watch Manager, Humber Coastguard said:
Thankfully, in both these incidents, no-one has suffered any injury.
If you are undertaking a coastal walk always plan your route or retrace your steps.
It is inadvisable to use cliffs as a short cut.
If you see anyone in trouble at the coast dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard
Posted By: Fred Caygill
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The Maritime & Coastguard Agency Press Office
023 8032 9401