Cliff fall tragedy

Emergency service at the scene.
Emergency service at the scene.

THIS was the scene after a man died at Saltwick Nab, south of Whitby.

Eyewitnesses say he plunged down the cliff.

Whitby RNLI’s inshore lifeboat, the coastguard and the RAF’s Sea King helicopter all responded to the incident which occurred at around 4pm. Whitby coastguard’s Nathan Brown said:

“We have had a male who has fallen off the cliffs. People saw him, there were some witnesses at the bottom.

“We have had to lift him out. It was awkward and needed the help of all of us.”