Man sustains head injuries in fall from Scarborough pier

A has sustained head injuries after falling 20ft from Scarborough's east pier.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 7th September 2017, 4:22 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:48 pm
The man fell from Scarborough's east pier.
The man fell from Scarborough's east pier.

Scarborough and Burniston Coastguard teams were called at 1.20pm today (September 7) to reports of a man, believed to be in his 50s, having fallen from the pier on to the rocks.

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Scarborough RNLI and Yorkshire Ambulance service also attended the scene where the casualty was extracted from the rocks on a stretcher and placed in the inshore lifeboat.

The crew took the man to a waiting ambulance on the Golden Ball slipway with the extent of his injuries currently unknown.

A coastguard spokesman said: "If you see anyone in difficulty on the coast dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard."