Coastguard and RNLI rescue person stuck halfway down cliff at Flamborough

Rescue teams were called out to Flamborough to reports of someone stuck halfway down a cliff.

By Sarah Fitton
Monday, 11th May 2020, 9:33 am
Updated Monday, 11th May 2020, 4:46 pm

Bridlington and Filey Coastguards along with Flamborough RNLI inshore lifeboat went out to the cliff close to Flamborough Lighthouse at 3.41pm on Saturday.

Using specialist techniques, they brought the person to safety.

The rescue came shortly after HM Coastguard released figures showing a spike in incidents over the last few days.

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Jordan Grebby, Senior Maritime Operations Officer for Humber Coastguard, said: "We will always respond when someone’s in trouble but we’d like to remind people they really need to think carefully about what they do this weekend.

"Every call out puts our frontline responders at greater risk of Covid-19 and puts avoidable pressure on the NHS."

Saturday also saw Whitby Neighbourhood Policing Team issue six fines to people who they said did not have "a reasonable excuse" to travel to Whitby from their home towns.

A spokesperson for the team said: "A massive thanks from us all to those still adhering to the guidelines in an effort to keep us all safe."

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